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Day 5 - Cravings

I had planned to post tonight on my motivation for losing weight.  That was before yesterday, when the worst part of the diet hit: cravings.

If you're not fat or have never tried to lose weight, you might think that people fail to diet because they get hungry.  That may be partially true, but in my experience, hunger can be fairly easily overcome by drinking a lot of water and eating smaller snacks throughout the day.  It's the cravings that get you.  Right now I'm craving an All-Word Double Cheeseburger from Village Inn with all you can eat Fries from Red Robin.  Followed by a brownie... from anywhere. You can't go wrong with a brownie.   Also a whole pizza, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, a milk shake and another brownie.  And that doesn't even begin to touch fast food. I'm craving all of that too.

I know from experience the cravings will go away; South Beach is designed to completely remove you from those foods for two weeks so you can g…

Day 3 - Weigh-in Wednesday

A funny thing happened when I got on the scale - it said 335. Remember, I weighed in at the Doctor's office less than a week ago at 350. So one of four things happened: 1: I lost 15 lbs in a week. Possible I suppose but not terribly likely. I mean even if that was mostly water weight this is going to be a very short blog. Either because I have colon cancer or because I'm gonna hit my goal pretty quickly. 2. My clothes last week weighed 15 pounds less than my skivvies. More possible, but... camo shorts and .y favorite wal-drug tshirt. People just don't dress up to go to the doctor any more.  3: my scale is off.  The most likely option. 4: partial amputation of arm. I mean in reality it's probably a combination of 1-3 but it presents an interesting issue for the purposes if this blog... what do I use for my starting weight?  350 is just such a convenient number... I"ll sleep on it and let you know.

Day 1 - Method

Losing weight is hard. I mean, on paper it's pretty straight forward: you just have to burn more calories than you consume; but in real life you are constantly battling an internal struggle with yourself and your body's desire to maintain the status quo. Your closest friends will simultaneously tell you how good you're looking while offering you a piece of their delicious Oreo-lard cheese cake and make it clear they'll be offended if you don't at least have a 'small piece.' Your schedule: eating healthy takes planning and foresight whereas the dollar menu is just so convenient. In order to combat this you have to have two things: the willpower to repeatedly and consistently tell people no (including yourself and the girl scouts) and a clearly defined plan.

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently met with a weight loss specialist to discuss my weight loss and to create a plan. This discussion did discuss weight loss medications and bariatric surgery …

Here I Go Again On My Own

Hey. If you're a fan of deductive reasoning, you've reviewed the URL and title of this blog (maybe a picture) and concluded that I'm fat. And you're not wrong. at 6'3" 350 pounds, I have a BMI of 43.7, which doctor-types will firmly rate as 'obese.' Those words are hard to type, but as they say, the first step is admitting you have a problem. Sigh. I have a problem. I won't unload my whole story on you here, I'll get to that. If I manage to keep up on this blog than you'll get to know me pretty well, although conversely I do plan to keep this as anonymous as possible. Bullies and whatnot. I did meet with an actual weight-loss specialist this last week and one of the things we discussed is that people who attend 'group' sessions are quite a bit more successful with their weight loss. Unfortunately, as a 30-something dude it can be difficult to find an appropriate peer group, and frankly they're expensive. The purpose of thi…