Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's not about willpower.

People often ask me for advice about losing weight. Or, they don't ask me, but they say things that desperately make me want to give it to them. Like today.

So instead of dropping my unsolicited advice on some poor hapless soul on the internet who never even asked for it, I decided to drop it on you. And here it is:

Folks, it's not about willpower! It's about setting up your life so good choices are easier and more automatic than bad choices. If you set up your life so bad choices are in your face 24/7, you will eventually give in to them. Every damn time.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Those jeans make your butt look great!

The other day I was driving home from work and I came to the intersection where all the political signs are. You know the one... it's always on a corner of an empty lot with a chain link fence and it starts the voting season with a few signs but the next thing you know, there are 10 signs for every candidate and there are so many you can't really pick one particular one out of the crowd.

This time, though, right in the middle there was this black sign with plain blue block letters and it said:
It made me smile. Even though I'm not even sure I was wearing jeans at the time.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cottage Cheese Test and other numbers

Since I'm four years out so I did the Cottage Cheese Test. I first did this test when I was 7 months out and then on the anniversary of my surgery every year after that. I've gotten numbers in the 4.5 to 6.5 oz range and this year I got 5.5 oz, right in the middle of that range.

So take that all you "Your Sleeve Will Stretch Out and You'll Gain All Your Weight Back" naysayers. As I told someone online the other day... it's a stomach, not a water balloon.

I also took my measurements. About the same as the last time I took them but up from one year ago. Damn Post-Concussion Syndrome! I can't wait to be able to start running again so I can lean out.

The Four Year Numbers:
Bust: 36
Chest: 29
Waist: 30
Stomach: 40 (ouch!)
Hips: 37
Thigh: 17.5
Calf: 13.5
Arm: 10 (no change)

I still haven't scheduled my yearly check-up with my PCP so no lab work to report on. I need to get on that before the COBRA runs out next month!