Category Archives: Weight

Low FODMAP Diet: Day 1

(Almost a year since I’ve written here. Oops.)

People that have known me for a long time know I am a chronic sufferer of what is likely Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A bout with C. Diff back around Christmas made me quite miserable for some time, and drove me to finally ask for a firm diagnosis from my doctor.

Bowel-related talk ahead. Proceed at your own risk. Read the rest of this entry

Oops – Long Weekend

Was about to measure myself for the weekly wrap-up and realized it’s Monday. Good things I remembered to do it yesterday.

Weight: 324.6 pounds
Change from last week: -2 pounds
Overall change: -5.4 pounds

Words written this week: 2123

Sunday wrap-up

Just a quick one in the ten minutes before I toddle off to bed.

Thursday I had a spiral of depression as I did my daily check on the scale and found I had managed to gain a whole pound.

Intellectually, I know this is nothing to be concerned with – the vagaries of human physiology mean a body can shift through several pounds a day for a multitude of factors. Overall it is the entire trend downwards to be watchful of, not individual readings.

Logic aside, it wasn’t until the next morning when my scale reached a new record loss that I truly felt better. Apparently this is a depression trigger for me. Something to watch for.

I’m going to attempt to weigh myself only once a week, to catch the trend downwards. Sunday mornings, before I breakfast.

That in mind, here’s the week’s wrap-up.

Weight: 328.2 pounds
Change: -1 pound
Words written: 1,981

Looking at the numbers

The math of biology intrigues me.

There’s really few hard answers in biology. Doctor’s don’t understand so much of how the body really works. Nutrition advice changes daily, new studies show connections one day and then are refuted the next. What we knew about biology ten years ago is out of date today. Even five years. Even one year.

The laws of thermodynamics, however, are well known and come down to numbers. And they apply to fat burning. Read the rest of this entry

Substance

We’re all friends here, right? We can talk about anything?

Over the last 15 years, I’ve lost over 100 pounds of weight.

Of course, I gained over 200 over the same time period. Read the rest of this entry