Friday, December 19, 2008

The 100s

The last time my weight started with a "1" was sometime around January 2007. I broke through the "flab floor" * a few days ago. This morning, after fasting on Thursday, I weighed in at 197.5 lbs..

I realize that weight alone is insufficient to measure progress—body fat percentage, waist size, blood chemistry (lipids, glucose, etc.), strength, and stamina are probably more important. Still, it's a nice psychological boost.

When I last saw the 100s, I was gaining back the 45 lbs. I had lost in 2006. That diet (low-fat, limited calories, lots of walking) relied on a lot of willpower, and was nutritionally misguided. Still, it had been a big ego boost to get into the 170s, which made failure all the more ignominious.

Now, I don't get cravings for sweets and other junk.

[Note: I never did finish this article and left it as a draft on 12/19/08. Now 03/30/10 I'm just publishing it almost entirely as is.]

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