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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weight Loss Day 77 and 50k

Yesterday was the magical day.
Even with August being a month where I cut my blogging by about half I still managed to hit the 50,000 views mark thanks to all of you loyal peeps who come and check out my words daily.
Of course I do have some help from some great guest posts by Splitter, Flops and RVP (my new secret identity alias for Rob over on Rob Vegas Poker).

In other news my weekly Weight Loss post is tacked onto my 50k post.
It's been a few weeks since I decided to post about this but it's about time I get back into the routine.

The past 3 weeks I have done good throughout the week with controlling what I eat and shedding a pound or two only to have it all blown up by a great night of indulgence.  I'm not complaining about it because for about two months now my weight has stayed very consistent, I haven't been gaining anything back even though I'm not the healthiest of eaters out there.
This week I made a change and that is I stayed in on Saturday - not really by choice but by force.  My drinking buddy flew out of town yesterday and the other person who I have been spending most of my time with worked until 11 pm or something.
I wanted to hit up the comedy show at Shifty's but I decided that since I had to get up at 5 am in order to get  to works quarterly meeting that it would just be better if I stayed in and took the night off.
So, no pre-planned over indulgence like I wanted but the good news is that I have actual results and progress in the weight loss category.
I had been hovering around 268.2 and today I came in at 265.8 or a 2.4 pound loss.

Now I look ahead to September and see that it's going to be quite the busy month, too much going on to fit into the normal 27 calendar days. 
At the end of the month I have visitors coming in, two sets of them in fact and I really want to push myself to be under 260 by the time they arrive.  This will put me 40 pounds lighter than my heaviest and the lightest any of these folks would have seen me in a long long time.

My parents Anniversary is in September.
Monster's Birthday is in September

So, until about the last week of the month I really have no excuses to not lose weight. No visitors, no pretending to be a tourist, no nothing.  Just packing, cleaning, eating healthy and maybe playing some video games.  Money is of the utmost importance since I actually have budgeted a negative cash flow for the month and as such no eating out, no bar beer, no "oh lookie, I really wanted a elephant trunk jock strap."

Also for the first time ever I find myself asking an important question - How many pant sizes should I drop before I stop tightening the belt and just buy new clothes?
I think the answer is going to be 4-5 because I'm a cheap MoFo!

So, I leave you with this.
The amount of weight I have lost thus far is best represented by the amount of pot in the picture below - 34 pounds.


17 comments:

  1. Congrats on your weight loss, keep up the good work. Fish fed or are the fish on a diet also?

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    1. Pets are exempt from dieting - losing weight is not natural, eating is!

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  2. Nice job grrouchie baby! Your fat looks good as pot!

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    1. It's my new diet Josie, smoke a bowl instead of eating out of one.

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  3. I know that diet...it doesn't really work out so well because as soon as you smoke the bowl, you suddenly desire large quantities of things that come in the other kind of bowl. Wait, is that how I got fat? :P

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    1. Hmmm, you are going to have to become my personal consultant then Erin.

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  4. Smoke a bowl and order a pizza an hour later, more like. Or so I've heard. On the other hand you don't see a lot of portly coke heads.

    Congrats on the progress. Keep it up.

    -Chuck

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    1. Well, if at first you don't succeed
      Doesn't hurt to smoke some weed!

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  5. It worked out well that you had 34 pounds of pot on hand... :) Great job - keep it up!

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  6. Congratulations on the weight loss and the hits milestone on the blog.

    So, dropping 50,000 pounds is really impressive. And 265 pageviews is nothing to sneeze at either.

    "RVP" huh? You know how much I hate using fake names. But that means I have to come up with a fake name for you, if I ever have to mention you in another post. Hmmmm....how about "Serge"? That would fool anyone, right?

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    1. Serge stacked me at nl holdem again does have a nice ring to it!

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  7. I feel i should also do something to reduce my weight. Thanks and appreciate your efforts Best Weight Loss Wordpress Template

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  8. Congratulations on the weightloss...or the keeping the weight off goal. I've been wondering how you've been doing with it. The packing, moving thing will help you shed a few more pounds(as you are well aware). That's how I lost a few of my own. I'm just stuck now at the same weight for about a month.

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    1. Eh, I don't really think that packing and moving will help me much.
      I'm pretty sure I know the answer though :)

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