Friday, October 07, 2005

Week 9 -1.4

Another week in the red. Missed my 10% mark by 0.4 lbs. Naturally I was disappointed because I had planned to celebrate by a trip to my local burger & fries joint. I figure 21 lbs lost is worth a big pig out. Guess I'll get'em next week.

Glad our circle is expanding a bit. As a reminder, we welcome all who want a little company in trying to lose weight.

Requirements are:
1) Must have a blog about attempting to lose weight
2) Must want to be listed as a "Knight of the Round Bottom"
3) A chivalrous name is recommended but not required

Lessons Learned in Week 9

1) A pair of 4's is actually a relatively weak hand in Texas Hold'em before the flop(I do do other things besides think about weight loss you know)

2) White pizza is no less fattening than regular pizza

3) Jokes about "man boobs" have a near universal appeal

Weight: 190.6
Net Pounds Lost: -20
Knight's Total: -37


Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Have you thought about maybe creating a permanent FAQ for joining the Knights of the Round Bottoms?

-Sir Man Boobs-

8:45 AM  
Blogger Lord Lessismore said...

Sir Chub,

I don't know if you want me to join your merry band or not since I am not actively losing weight. But if you'd like to include the perspective of someone who has recently been through the process (25 lbs lost via Weight Watchers) and still tries to live the virtuous life of a Round-bottomed Knight, I'd be happy to sign on. Perhaps as Friar Nip-n-Tuck? Manfred Maintenance? Rearendus Reductus?

Let me know whether there's room in the fold.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Don Q. said...

Cubefarmer, I think your perspective would be a welcome one. Someday I hope we will all be discussing how to keep the lbs off rather than how to lose them in the first place. It was your example that got me started, so I welcome you.

As for a name ... my only suggestion is that as someone who has reached your goal you should take the title of "Lord". After all, what's the point of being a knight If you don't get to retire to an estate and be a Lord?

10:45 AM  
Blogger Lord Lessismore said...

Well, I'm certainly not going to turn down the opportunity to retire to an estate and be lordly, even if it's only virtual. I will try to be a most humble Lord. Now, a virtual harem would be included in this estate deal, right?

I guess I will then formally dub myself Lord Lessismore, site to be setup at the earliest opportunity. Cheerio!

10:54 AM  
Blogger laura said...

alright. i'm back.

after a few weeks, i am finally done my last meal with an entire day devoted to eating which occurred yesterday. i got my duchess tuckess.blogpsot and i will finish it up after my holiday dinner tonight.

that's right. i am starting a diet..err new way of life on thanksgiving weekend. there is a special place in heaven for me.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Sir Chubalot,

I realise that we all have different days for our weekly weigh-in, but do you think it's worth creating a space where we can notify the rest of the team when we update?

-Sir Man Boobs-

2:45 AM  
Blogger Don Q. said...

> do you think it's worth creating
>a space where we can notify the
>rest of the team when we update?

What does Monsieur have in mind?

10:45 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Sir Chubalot, I tried to get an answer earlier on this question, but what kind of pound do you use in the states? Metric or English pounds?

11:17 AM  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Me? Oh! Er... Well... Hmmmm...

I guess that behind this thought is the fact that the idea behind Knights of the Round Bottoms is a support group of a kind, so we visit each other's blogs, and comment on lessons learned, inspirations found and things to be laughed at.

If it is to work, we could do with some kind of central hub to act as a focal point.

To use a different site as an analogy, have you come across Half Nekkid Thursday

Now I'm not suggesting we get into stripping off - looking at a bunch of middle-aged fat blokes isn't particularly my idea of fun, and I think it would be pretty un-PC to expect Duchess Tuckuss to do it all for us (sigh).

Anyway, as you can see at that site, there's a bunch of guidelines that anyone wanting to join in can adhere to, and each week, they all go charging off to Osbasso's site to let him know their picture is ready. Everyone else can then go off an leave comments on all the other blogs. In quite a short space of time this has grown pretty big.

So 2 ideas spring to mind. One is the creation of a separate blog, where members can post their own statistics, however, this certainly creates more administrative work for someone.

Or, perhaps we could use your site to post in the comments when we've weighed in and that more details are on our own sites.

These are just suggestions and I'd welcome debate and ideas

-Sir Man Boobs-

11:29 AM  
Blogger Don Q. said...

> Re: Central hub

Interesting thought. For the time being, I thought I would just post the weekly total by collecting it from everyone's site when I post my weekly number. Might be nice to have this done automagically though and perhaps to have a separate "hub" site that kept the overall stats. This would require some programming and some actual web space I think.

I think Tim, the Exercise Oracle, might could be called in to do stats. He likes that keeping track of numbers thing, and I think he feels tracking his own trials of miles might not keep him fully occupied.

> Re: Metric or English pound
I'm not aware of a "metric pound" other than the kilogram. As a unit of weight, I believe the English pound and the US pound are the exact same thing (namely the English pound). One kilogram equals 2.2 English pounds.

There is something called a Troy pound, but I have no idea what this is or who uses it (besides Hector and he's dead).

1:31 PM  
Blogger laura said...

you know we could always get knightsoftheroundbottoms.blogspot and someone can be admin and we can all be team members and post and so on...

someone may have said this already but i am really too lazy to read all of the lengthier comments.

so..yeah..the exercise thing isn't going well either.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

I searched for it on the web and only the US, Great Brittain, Liberia and Burma are not using metric pounds. (well, officially Great Brittain does)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

In the interest of simplicity, each week I shall place a post named e.g. "KOTRB Stats: Week of Oct. 15" the date being the Saturday of said week. My new blog can be found at The Word of Tim. While I daresay my posts will likely not be of the quality of this fellowship, nonetheless I hope to provide some value. Incidently, does "the Empire" use the standard Julian calendar? ;-)

3:44 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Duh... I shall place a post named e.g. "KOTRB Stats: Week of Oct. 15" and you shall post your stats into the comments. Okay, so as an Oracle I'm off to a slow start...

5:29 PM  

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