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March, 2012

  1. Shrinking Out of My Clothes

    March 28, 2012 by B.Good

    These pants are a size 16W…and they are HUGE! I wonder what size I can fit now.

  2. Motivators: Doubt

    March 25, 2012 by B.Good

    I was watching TV with a friend, and a commercial starring Jennifer Hudson came on. He pointed at her and asked me…

    “Is that [the size] where you want to go?”

    I said yes, if that’s where this journey takes me. He shook his head and said…

    “I can’t see you at that size.”

    Hmph. We’ll just see about that.

  3. Speaking of wine

    March 21, 2012 by B.Good

    “What we found is that the fundamental taste ability of [a wine] expert is different [from other people]…And, if an expert’s ability to taste is different from the rest of us, should we be listening to their recommendations?”

    John Hayes, director of Penn State’s sensory evaluation center

    I sure don’t! Although ever since seeing the movie “Sideways“, I stopped drinking Merlot for some reason.

  4. 10 weeks later…

    March 15, 2012 by B.Good

    And now for my 10 week progress report…

    Weight: -22lbs | BMI: 31.6 (-3.4) | Waist: 41 (-3)

    Needless to say, I missed my goal to repeat my previous 18 lb weight loss.

    But I did lose 4 lbs over the last 5 weeks, lowered my BMI by 0.6, with no change to my waist measurement.

    So, that’s the good news. And it really is good news, because I actually accomplished the above results over the last 2 weeks. The 3 weeks prior, however, are a different story.

    The Dreaded Plateau

    It happens to the best of us. Everything’s going great, you’re doing (just about) everything right, and suddenly…the number on the scale stops moving. Even as I jumped up and down on the dang thing…that little red line stayed put.

    [I use an analog scale.  Only way I roll.]

    There are many things that can contribute to a plateau, and that is the most annoying part of it all. It’s rare that there is just ONE reason why your body settles at a particular weight, and it’s rare that just ONE solution will get you going again.

    My Story of Plateau