Thursday, November 01, 2007

NaBloPoMo 1: 177, or, Dieting is Not Pretty

For the past week, I've been wondering what in the hell I'm going to come up with to post about daily. What the hell do I have to say that's all that interesting? To the internet, I mean. I'm easily amused. I'm an intellectual, and that means I can keep myself busy all day long, thinking deep thoughts about transubstantiation. Or ants. Or how they get the jelly into a jelly doughnut.

But you, internet, are less easily amused. You, internet, are a cranky child, always demanding another story. And a better one.

Well, tough luck, internet. You have been warned. I'm going to be boring. For an entire month, I'm going to talk about ... dieting. And fitness.

And I'm not going to hide behind euphemisms and vague language. I'm talking real numbers, internet.

So here we are. It's day one of NaBloPoMo, and I'm 5' 7". I weigh 177 pounds. This gives me a Body Mass Index of 28, and that makes me Officially Overweight.

The upper range of a healthy weight for me is 160, and that's where I'm planning to go. (I'm actually planning on going lower. I've weighed 160 pounds, and I'm still fat at that weight. I'm much better at 148.) But life will be much better even at 160 pounds. My doctor won't lecture me, and little kids will stop making fun of me when I pass them on the street.

Oh, and one other thing. On August 29th, I joined Weight Watchers. At my first weigh in? I weighed 192.8 pounds. And that means while I was posting about being homeless and living at the gym, or how I was so obsessed with bathroom tile, I was lightheaded from hunger and not responsible for what I said.

But it also means I've already lost 15.8 pounds.

Excuse me while I pat myself on my slightly-less-chubby back.


  1. Way to go, girl! I did WW back in early 2006 and lost the extra 25 pounds that was hanging on me (which, considering I am less than 5 feet tall, was a lot of extra weight). Unfortunately, I've let about 20 come back and I really have to get my fat a** back to those meetings. After I finish the Halloween candy. Oh, hell, I might as well wait until I am done with the Christmas cookies, also.

  2. Woot!

    Look - don't get so thin that I can't hang around with you, okay?

    Also, you'll need to ditch your scarf collection when you're thin, right?

  3. Does this mean you're no longer homeless and obsessed with tile?

    God, I miss the good old days already.....

    Congrats, P!

  4. sc: This is an insane time of year to diet. So it's perfect for me. Plus! Think of the blogging fodder! I no can has cheeseburger!

    bb: That will never happen. NEVER, she reiterated in big fat capital letters.

    dgb: Oh, no. Homeless and obsessed with tile are still on. Why, only yesterday I was carrying boxes of floor tile up the stairs of what used to be my house. I'm H, OwT, and working out.

  5. Carrying tile is good exercise! I wish I could say sitting on my ever growing fat ass while blogging is also good exercise, but I don't think I can get away with it. Which means as soon as I'm over this cruddy cold, I'll be joining you.

    Sure, why not? Hickory farms cheese logs? Beh. Pumpkin pie?
    :-b...... buttery rolls? Get thee out of my face.

    See, we can do it together!

  6. Yay you!

    So now I'm going to have envy the smaller, healthier Poppy for the weight loss in addition to the fab leopard print carpet and amazing shoes and accessories. Bitch.

  7. Just wanted to say congrats on the 15lbs...losing weight is hard and it sucks...GO YOU!

  8. Holy crap, Poppy! 15.2 lbs is excellent! Congrats!!

    I have been doing a little stress eating/cheating myself, so I haven't lost any weight for most of the past month.

    But, considering the fact I haven't been to the gym in nearly two months, I'm pleased that I haven't regained any weight, either. I have been walking a lot more with the new commute, so that makes a bit difference.

    I'm determined to start going to the Tuesday yoga class on my lunch hour. If I maybe start using the dumbbells I have at home while watching tv at the end of the day, I might manage to lose another 5 pounds. And re-sculpt my softening arms & shoulders. Just in time for the holidays.


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