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So When the Sun Goes Low

Monday, September 21, 2009

The title of this blog is actually not my favorite line from this song. My true favorite is "think of me and try not to laugh". But that's not true about me. Feel free to laugh. I know I do. Life's absurd at the best of times. Might as well go with it.


I've just returned (yesterday) from an all-too short vacation on Cape Cod where I watched my calories religiously but did not get enough cardio. One pound up, eh, I'm fine with it. It's not like there's no reason for the increase.

I also wanted to do a bit of a month in review as the last one I did was a vlog.


Bicep 12.5"
Bust 38"
Band 33.25" personal best
Waist 22.5" personal best
Belly 37.75"
Hip 42.5"
Keister 44.75"
Thigh 22"

All of the measurements are within 2" of the lowest they've ever been. Right now my hip is the most stubborn in terms of hitting a new low. It last turned over in June. Everything else turned over no earlier than the second week in August.

I would like for my hips to get with the program already.

But, well, one of the byproducts of massive, fast weight loss is, my body shape is, every day, resembling Saturn more and more. Not the car company. The planet. Where's the rings? You guessed it. I wear 'em on my hips and my big ole butt. Hence the desire to have surgery.

Energy Levels and Mood

Both have been eh. Work has not been too terribly fine and so I am under stress because of that. I have been doing my best to medicate myself with exercise rather than with food. So far, so good.


Talk about your self-medicating.

My minutes have been off the charts lately. I routinely have somewhere in the top 10 or even top 5 in fitness minutes for many of the teams I'm on. Plus I've passed over 50,000 fitness minutes. Yes, folks, it's true.

I've been on a treadmill for the equivalent of over 34 days and 15 hours and some miscellaneous minutes.

No wonder I'm sick of the magazines at the gym.


I'm in the high 180s. This is my fourth week in 180-ville. It took 13 weeks to go from 199 to under 190 so I imagine it will be at least another month before I leave 180-ville, despite my best intentions.

I am not using that as an excuse to stop eating right, or dog it when it comes to exercise. It's just a likelihood. The more you lose, the tougher it gets. This is all because of plucking the low-hanging fruit. Everything that is even remotely easy or obvious, I've already done. I seem to have a fairly large loss about once every three weeks, then a couple of setback or status quo weeks, then another surge. This was a setback/status quo week. Perhaps next week will bring a smaller surge. Who knows? It's a complicated system, I figure.


I will finish taking alli in about 50 days or so. I will have surgery in less than 120.

Then what?

I'm open to suggestions.
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  • MRSAKINS2005
    You are doing so awesome. I just saw your fitness minutes for today and I am so inspired to go walking...but not in this heavy downpour. I'll live vicariously today...hehe. Keep up the great work.
    4045 days ago
    Write the book... It could be a video book. You will lose quite a bit with the skin being gone. I am excited for you.

    What do you want to study next. You seem like you will have passed this class.
    4045 days ago
    Shopping for clothes for the new you!
    4045 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4749243
    How about entering a contest doing something else you do well!?
    4045 days ago
    Then what? I'm with LL, run, baby! And just keep being wonderful YOU!
    I also agree with the suggestion for audio books - it's how I spend a few hours every week running. A local library has a great selection of books and radio dramas that I LOVE to listen to. Time just flies!
    4045 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5594611
    they say the final few are the hardest to lose. Your body adjusts to the food intake and exercise. You will do it. Hang in there. emoticon
    4046 days ago
    Maybe I missed it in another blog but what surgery?

    It's funny how all the fitness magazines have the same articles over and over again. If you have an mp3 player you could get audio books and listen to those while you are on the treadmill. I haven't tried them but one of my friends swears by them.

    You are doing an awesome job! I find that I'm trying to get to your fitness minutes every week. Keep it up! You are doing so good.
    4046 days ago
    Just keep on keeping on. Always enjoy your blogs
    4046 days ago
    Slow and steady wins the race. You may think this is slow but it sounds great to me.
    4046 days ago
    Then what?

    Run baby Run! It'll keep the poundage coming off!

    You rock!

    4046 days ago
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