Thursday, October 22, 2009

Really? Cookies?

A friend posted this crazy diet to Facebook. It is seriously fucked up. Really? Cookies? How dumb are people?

Here is the link.

The gist of the diet is that you eat six of their prepackaged cookies a day and one 'real' meal a day and you will lose 10 pounds a month. Of course you'll lose weight if you are only eating 800 calories a day! It should be called Malnutrition for Dummies. It doesn't help when Dr. Siegal (the creator of this bullshit) says, “I have yet to see the first case where anyone suffered the ill effects of a low calorie diet.” Really? What about fatigue, constipation, nausea, and diarrhea. Not to mention an increased susceptibility to a host of viruses.   

This sort of nonsense makes me angry. Weight loss is confusing and hard enough without mountebanks like this guy making it worse.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Warning: Exclamation Points Ahead...


Those of you who are my friends on Facebook know that I finally hit my goal of 199 pounds. That means I have lost 100 pounds. 100 fucking pounds! It feels great to type it (and even better to say it). It doesn't seem real somehow. I'm so glad I decided to do this incrementally. Even though it doesn't seem like it took that long, I would have seemed almost unreachable in June of 2008, when I weighed 299 pounds.

No resting on my laurels, after all, I'm not finished. I am 2/3 the way through so I still have 50 pounds to go. However, I do get to maintain for a month, so I suppose there will be some resting  - just a little. I'm going to consider the weight I have to maintain is 197 pounds. With the 5 pound spread I allow myself that means I can weigh anything from 199 - 195. I don't want to see that 2 on the scale!

I have to say it one more time...


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Puling a Stephanie

Since I still have not reached that elusive 199 I had to "pull a Stephanie". Stephanie is one of my employees and when she started working for me she was in the middle of a self-imposed sugar ban. She wanted to see if she could not eat sugar for 6 months. She was able to, in fact I want to stop her whenever I see her eating sugar now - she's not supposed to eat sugar!

Until I see 199 I can't have sugar. So far it is working well, I am losing relatively quickly (within 5 pounds!) I hope to see it soon.