Since about the first of the year I’ve been dieting (with much prodding from my wife). It’s nothing formal, mostly I’ve just been cutting way back on portions, avoiding junk food entirely and balancing what I eat much better. Even with going to Portland last weekend, I’ve somehow managed to lose 11 pounds already(!). To put it in perspective, I started at an unhealthy 228 pounds (six feet tall), so either I’m doing something right, or I have cancer.


The other day I picked up the book Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating from the library to go along with this change in eating habits. It’s quite a good book, I’d highly recommend it to, well, everyone. It lays out a scientific, common-sense approach to healthy eating that I think lacks from most “formal” and fad diets I’ve seen. Check it out.

In the meantime, I’ll post occasional weight loss updates. I’m curious to see if the rate I’m losing weight will maintain, or if it will slow down. And in case anyone worries that I’m on the bleach and fiberglass diet, rest assured that my daily intake looks something like: 2-3 starches, 2-3 fruits, 2 protein, 4+ vegetables. Some dairy, too. So it’s all good.

5 Replies to “11”

  1. You might be interested in this blog topic of mine (scroll down to the bottom for the first one):


    I started a diet on January 12th and for one month I’m seeing how much weight I can lose. I’m having people pledge a certain amount of dollards per pound to give to The Oregon Food Bank to encourage me (and to do something good). Congratulations on your success so far.

  2. Congrats dude! except I don’t see many carbs there – course the only carbs I care about are the ones in beer 😉

  3. "so either I’m doing something right, or I have cancer."

    HAHA…I must be tired that I laughed at that.

    Congrats on the weight loss! And congrats on getting diet adsense ads

  4. Thanks. As for the AdSense ads, I didn’t know congrats were in order… at least they’re not the usual blogging ads 🙂

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