July 14, 2005

 me too

here's what i feel like:

i feel like i have a secret, and this secret is overriding every other thought in my brain.

it's not really a secret, though. i tell people about it all the time -- in person. it's just that i haven't told the internet about it yet, and so it still feels like a bit of a secret in some way.

keeping this out of blogland is creating a big backlog in my head, though. like, i can't figure out a way to blog about anything else until i blog about this. (yesterday's post was simply a manifestation of the secret, as a matter of fact.)

and really, the secret itself is no big deal. truly.

so the secret is this: i'm on a diet.

see? no big whoop. it's just that i was reluctant to post anything about it here because it seems like it would be weird for me to write about dieting. i don't know why. and really... it's not that interesting, is it? see... you're bored already.

anyway, i really want to move on and start thinking about the other things piling up in my noggin, so i'll go ahead and talk a little about the diet and be done with it. if you catch me mentioning this again, though, please slap me on the hand.

i started this diet on monday. (i'm not going to tell you what diet it is --sorry-- because someone always seems to have something bad to say about whatever diet you choose) and it's going well. i'm very happy about it so far. it's easy, and i'm making progress. 4.5 pounds in 3 days, as a matter of fact. yippee for me!

the truth of the matter is, i can't stop counting calories. i've replaced my loco pop addiction with a calorie-counting addiction. (it could be worse, i suppose.) in following this new diet plan to a "t", i seem to be keeping my intake to 1200 calories or less with little effort. and the pounds roll off.


ok, that's enough on the subject. let's hope i can now start thinking about something else.

Posted by xta at July 14, 2005 05:47 PM | TrackBack

Good luck with your fitness increase. But holy cow, 4.5 lbs. in 3 days?!

Posted by: Phil at July 14, 2005 10:02 PM

yeah, that's kinda strange, isn't it? i assume it's "water weight", or something like that.

i know it will slow down soon. i'm trying to mentally prepare for that now.

Posted by: christa at July 14, 2005 10:31 PM

You know what, my weight goes up and down like a friggin' yo-yo, and I can totally lose (or gain boo-hoo) 4.5lbs in three days. I have been toying with going on a diet because I'm tired of being a lard-ass, so I think I'll join you. Starting today!
Unfortunately for me, my main motivations to lose weight are a) cute clothes b) the possibility of someone seeing me naked. Right now I have tons of a) and none of b) so it's hard to get going.

Posted by: Marianne at July 15, 2005 07:33 AM

Girl that's a lot fast!
I know what diet you are on....how much will you pay me not to tell?

Posted by: Gidge at July 15, 2005 09:24 AM

gidge, i'll pay you one package of crappy banana muffins not to spill the beans. :-)

Posted by: christa at July 15, 2005 11:43 AM

I'd sell my grandmother to have even the crappiest of banana muffins. I swear.

Posted by: pinky at July 15, 2005 01:01 PM

congrats on such a good start to your eating plan!

in my experience the first few pounds are always water, especially if you lose them that fast. It's physically impossible to lose (or gain) body fat that quickly: if I recall correctly, it's 3500 calories per pound of stored body fat. IMO it's still motivating to see the number drop so quickly right at the beginning. And it's also comforting to know that if you have a "treat day" that turns into a junk food blowout, and gain several pounds overnight, once again it's just water and will go away just as fast when you get back on track.

Posted by: Sarah at July 15, 2005 04:35 PM

I knew something was up when you were hunting for "interesting diet drinks".

I'm stuck now on what to say - good luck?, you go girl?, hang in there?, good for you? - all of them have connotations that don't seem to fit.

How about - Rah! Rah! ?

Posted by: John Boy at July 16, 2005 08:54 AM
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