Super-Secret Dieting Techniques

06.13.2005 | 4:58 pm

OK, I know why everyone’s here today. Let’s start off with the Fat Cyclist Sweepstakes Update.

Today’s Weight: 176.4 — a pound lighter than my goal of 177.4. Another $25 goes into the Fat Cyclist Sweepstakes kitty, but I’m only setting a goal of losing 2 lbs this week, since both my birthday and Father’s Day happen this weekend. If I can net 2lbs loss this week, I’ll be impressed with me.

Oh, so you mean I’ll lose weight if I exercise and eat reasonably? Well, why didn’t you say so? I tried something a little different this weekend — instead of being "good" through the day and then going on a late night eating binge, I allowed myself to eat some of the things I like best — chips, guacamole, etc. — during the early part of the day, an hour or so before my big ride (figuring I’d be more likely to burn those extra calories off during a ride). I found that when evening came, I hadn’t become resentful of the diet.

I went the whole weekend without a nighttime grazing session.

Yay, me.

The eagles are coming!

On the way to work today, I saw three different eagles — one of them was a bald eagle, I’m pretty sure — flying over and around Lake Sammamish. The sun was out, the trees were green, the breeze was nice, the rain from earlier in the morning made the world smell clean.

Life = good.

1 Comment

  1. Comment by Jodi | 06.14.2005 | 6:56 pm

    This is funny "Oh, so you mean I’ll lose weight if I exercise and eat reasonably?"I have to say that after I had my baby boy, the secretary at my office asked me what my "secret" was to loosing weight. When I told her that I run 5 miles a day and watch what I eat, she looked scorned. She was actually mad. It’s as if I told her that I can fly. She was really looking for a pill or fad diet to be hooked up with. I guess there’s always smoking crack…..Good job Elden. But I was really looking forward to ordering the new Coldplay CD from Amazon. Eat more food.


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