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Tuesday September 13, 2005

More of the weight stuff, stop reading if you're tired of hearing about it

I'm really starting to get frustrated with my new fat war. After being so thrilled to lose 20-some pounds and seeing previously "fitted" (the fat girl's favorite word) pants slide off of me, nothing more has changed. I skip the chips, hit the Y every other day (sometimes working out so hard that I hurt myself in the process) and... nothing. Not another single, solitary pound is willing to leave me.

Now, I have to admit, I do cheat on occasion. I cheated on Sunday when my family gathered for the weekly Vurbic lunch and my mom bought KFC (damn those buttery biscuits to the fiery pits of hell where they belong!) but such were only isolated incidents, I swear. And for almost two months, I haven't even stopped by the ice cream shop where both my sister and sister-in-law work. Seriously now, that takes self-control... the kind I didn't think I had anymore.

It's just a bummer that this isn't working anymore. Today while hitting the treadmill, I watched The Biggest Loser on NBC, wondering how the heck these guys lost 25 in two weeks. That took me three months to do! Not fair! So not fair!

All I want to do is lose this weight that I've been accumulating for so long. I want to get rid of the college dorm weight; the high school emotional crisis weight; the Saturday night movie and popcorm marathons weight; the bored out of my mind weight; and most especially, the insecure schoolgirl who wants to blend in weight. But at this point, I'm not really sure how. It's just not happening.

Silly rant over.

For monster


don't give up! if you keep watching Biggest Loser, you'll see they plateau after the first few weeks too. everyone hits a plateau where you're building more muscle than losing fat, and since muscle weighs more than fat, you're not seeing the pounds go. but don't worry - muscle helps burn fat, and the weight loss will pick up again! just keep at it! :)

geeky on September 13, 2005 11:22 PM

thanks, geeky. I know, it'll start working again... it's just frustrating right now.

Drina on September 14, 2005 09:47 AM

Drina-diva, thanx for the Bush-bashing caption--I wonder if it was REALLY an accident?

Alas, the human body is still adapted to the conditions that prevailed for most of the history of our species and our evolutionary ancestors: Food supplies are sparse and/or sporadic, so the body better pack away all the reserves it can pack to get ready for the next hungry spell--which, sadly, is still a danger for many people, for no reason other than irrational political and economic systems--we have the technology to stuff everyone on the planet; what we need is a global social democracy to make it happen!

From the Phantom Zone, Kid Charlemagne

Kid Charlemagne on September 14, 2005 09:54 AM

Drina-diva, I have my Windows Media Player playing music in the background: it's mildly amusing to watch the "yes" smileys nod along with the music, so...

Your nodding acquaintance, Kid Charlemagne

Kid Charlemagne on September 14, 2005 09:59 AM

Are they staying on beat?

drina on September 15, 2005 09:46 AM

Drina-diva, it depends on the song.


Kid Charlemagne on September 15, 2005 12:11 PM