Why Blog about Random Stuff?

June 27, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I do monitor various weblog indexers to see who is linking to this blog. Most of the time, they are really good at finding my own inter-site links, but occasionally I find out that I get links from unexpected sites. What was really cool was to discover that The MacAlba linked to me as one of the inspirations for his (successful) attempts at dropping some weight. Cool, and congratulations to Gordon.

I haven’t given an update to my attempts at weight loss recently, largely because there has been so little motion in that regard. I’m currently in a plateau. In fact, it’s more than a plateau, it is a plain, stretching as far as the eye can see. I had my weight down as low as 258 for a while, and am now (courtesy of some vacationing in Napa) bouncing around 264. To help snap the plateau, I’m beginning to augment my cardio workouts (which I do four times a week) with a short amount of strength training. I’m also trying to rededicate myself to journaling all the food I eat, and monitoring portion size.

Weight loss has never been harder or more discouraging than it is now. Still, I’m not gaining weight (at least, not much), I guess I’m not doing too badly.

I checked my BMI the other day, and found that I’m right on the borderline betweeen “overweight” and “obese”. Yahoo.

Life is better at 264 than it was at 323. I have to remind myself of that.

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