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The Incredible Shrinking Geoffrey (Yeeee Haw!) [Nov. 10th, 2006|07:08 pm]
Young Geoffrey
It's been a long, time coming - or seemed to be.

Back in July, not long after the break-up, I hit the second-highest weight I have ever achieved. If memory serves, I topped out at 187 pounds, about 5 pounds below my absolute peak of 193 which I "achieved" six or seven years ago.

After dealing with the shock of the latter realization, I managed to get myself, briefly, down to about 160, then slowly crept back up. During most of time with Laura I more or less accepted that 170 was the "new normal"

Anyway, following the break-up I simply wasn't very hungry, so didn't eat much (though, yes, I was self-medicating myself with "liquid bread" at an alarming rate). After a month or so, I realized I had lost nearly 10 pounds and started to make a conscious effort towards my goal of floating between 140 and 145.

This morning, I broke through what was becoming an important psychological barrier. 159, boys and girls, 159! Holy moly - that's nearly 30 pounds in 4 months. I can see ribs and even a hint of abs for the first time in quite a few years. If this goes on, I fear I may start posting pictures of them (but I'll put them behind a cut, to spare those among you who have no interest in such narcissistic diplays of gratuitous flesh).

(Oh, and the "secret"? I've been eating less - and better - and exercising (a little) more. And those who say a daily weigh-in probably have a good point; it allows one to notice fairly quickly if one has been over-indulging.)

That's it. Just wanted to share my self-satisfaction rather than angst for once.

[User Picture]From: sooguy
2006-11-11 04:13 am (UTC)
Way to go. I need to discover a similar plan of attack. Oddly enough my greatest diet occured after my last failed relationship too.

I am way to heavy for my own good right now.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-11-12 11:41 pm (UTC)

Mmm, Mmm, Good

Something I've found interesting is how much I am enjoying what I eat now. When I pour myself a 1/3 cup of granola, 1/3 cup of yogurt, add 6 almonds and 6 or 8 strawberries (not to mention those sweet, sweet, dried (wild) blueberries), the resulting meal is a sensual delight.

Same for the bacon and egg, etc.

I don't know. I'm really enjoying what I eat now, and I feel that eating less is part of the pleasure.
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[User Picture]From: miyyu
2006-11-11 11:50 am (UTC)
Good for you! I agree about the regular weigh-in thing. It helps you monitor and it can be really encouraging. I hadn't weighed myself in a week and I was pleasantly surprised when I did the other day. It really got me going again and reminded me to keep eating my vegetables and not get lazy about my workout schedule. I'm not a huge fan of letting those numbers totally dictate everything, but it's certainly helpful to have some concrete validation.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2006-11-12 11:42 pm (UTC)

Weigh-In, Weigh-Out Pointless Puns

Thanks. When things are going well, the weigh-in is very encouraging; when they're going badly it's a very useful slap in the face.
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