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Friday, September 5, 2008

Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like It's 199.9

It seems I haven't blogged since June 30th. Another thing I haven't done since June is drink alcohol. At the end of June I decided to go on the wagon for the Summer. Not for any particular reason. I just felt like it.

It was surprisingly easy, and not at all what I expected. I still did all the things I normally do, just stone sober. Interestingly I still got a hangover now and then! :)

In August I started wondering when I should have a drink again. Some old drinking friends of mine came through town, but still I resisted. One day I came up with a brilliant idea.

I've been running a lot this summer. I started running with the Seattle Frontrunners running club which meets very close to my house. I've also been losing a little weight. So I thought, I'll drink again whenever the scale reads under 200 lbs. (I started the Summer around 220 lbs.) But the brilliant part is that I decided, not only that... after I drink I'll have to weigh in under 200 again in order to drink again.

I like to drink good bourbon, wine and beer. I also like to weigh under 200 lbs, but in the last 10 years I've only been there a handful of days. Now I can use one to encourage the other! Brilliant, if I do say so myself!

Today I finally reached my goal for the first time. I woke up weighing 205. In a heavy workout I can lose around 7 lbs. I ate breakfast and lunch and some water. Around 5pm, after work, I decided to go for it. When I left the house I weighed 207. When I got back from a quick 40 mile bike ride I weighed 200.5. I decided to go on a short 2-3 mile run. This actually got me down to 197.5.

Bottom's up!


  • You're amazing. You're 44. I can't jog from my car to my lab.

    By Blogger jen, At September 10, 2008 10:05 PM  

  • Dropping 10 pounds in water followed by drinking in celebration doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

    Try getting under 200 while properly hydrated-- we'd like you to stay around some more years, OK?

    By Blogger jdunck, At September 26, 2008 11:02 AM  

  • I have to say... it must be nice, being male, and being able to publicly blog about weighing yourself multiple times per day and your complusive exercise regimen without being labeled as "eating disordered" or any of the other unsavory labels tacked onto women who do the same kind of dieting and exercising. Typically. I do not have too much of a feminist slant on many things. However, the whole body thing is beckoning me to consider how hard it is to be a thin woman without being allowed to be just thin... without the speculation that I must "eat like a bird" or something. Women do not allow other women to be thin just because they are... they like to figure out the "secret" even when there is none to discover.

    But back to you for a moment... I hope you are keeping healthy both mentally and physically as you shed these pounds. And drink some water would ya?


    By Blogger liz, At September 20, 2009 10:33 PM  

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