Friday, October 28, 2005

Week 12 -3.2

Back on track! [Cue AC/DC]

I managed to take off what I had put on during my "week of plenty" while visting relatives. I wouldn't say I was Spartan about the whole affair, but I was making a good effort. In particular, I have re-started my exercise routine (4x/week 30 minutes) and am keeping to the core program more or less.

In the long run, it's the bread that kills me. Watching it seems to be the single biggest factor. If you've missed it, you might check out this link about the dangers of bread use. Among the more telling statistics is that "more than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread". Scarry stuff.

Took a waist measurement this morning --> 36", not too shabby. That's a loss of 5.5".This confirms what I have noticed -- the GDW3P factor is non-existent. In fact, I may have to buy some new pants.

Lessons learned in Week 12

1) A clothing tape measure taking from a knitting bag first thing is the morning is likely to be very cold

2) Coming back to the diet after an absence is difficult. It takes an effort similar to the one it took to get started.

3) It gets no easier to walk by the doughnuts every Friday morning

Weight: 188.2
Net Pounds Lost: -23.0
Waist: 36"

Friday, October 21, 2005

Week 11 + 2.6

It had to happen eventually. It's a complete mystery to me how I could put on weight in a week where I did not exercise and ate like a drunken sailor on leave. It almost seems like fried food must be fattening.

I spent the weekend with my brother and father. I more or less decided that I was going off the range, and boy did I. Lots of cheeseburgers and fries. Some breakfast sandwiches, though not too many deserts (There was that giant chocolate chip cookie though). All in all a good thing. I was starting to get sick of the diet and needed a break.

Welcome Asher Hunter

Our newest knight is Asher Hunter. He has just lost his first 10 via weight watchers. Looks like its going to be an extertaining read. From his blog:

eating chicken wings is like having the best sex of your life with an assassin who is trying to kill you. Sure, fine, I know she is trying to kill me, but the great sex is worth the risk.

Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come.

Welcome Sir Knight! Kudos to Sir Man Boobs for directing him to our esteemed group.

Lessons Learned in Week 11

1) It's good to take a break every now and again.

2) Some cheeseburgers aren't worth the pounds.

3) Burger King's french fries are definitely not worth it.

4) Being really full has become a very unpleasant experience.

Weight: 191.4
Net Pounds Lost: -19.8

Friday, October 14, 2005

Week 10 - 1.8

I made it to 10%.

For all of you not playing Weight Watchers at home, this is a big event. You get a special keychain and pick your ultimate goal weight (which I didn't do because I had to go to a meeting). Just under 22 and half pounds. That a lot of butter.

Lessons learned in Week 10

80% of success is showing up.

Weight: 188.8
Net Pounds Lost: -22.4

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


If you have question that you don't see an answer for, post it in the comments. I will try to update from time to time.

Who are the Knights of the Round Bottoms?
A group of internet bloggers who are seeking to lose weight or have lost weight and are trying to keep it off.

Why Knights of the Round Bottoms?
Because "Knights of the Big Fat Asses" lacks a certain je ne sais quoi

How do I join?
a) Start a blog about losing weight.
b) Ask Sir Chubalot to add you to the list of official knights
c) Record your progress on your blog

What does it cost to be a member?
Membership is free in monetary terms but will most likely result in heavy karmic debt and/or time in purgatory.

How can I get my weight loss total included in the grand total?
Go to The World of Tim and post your stats in the weekly comments.

Why is the guy at the "World of Tim" named Joel?
Because there are only some who call him Tim.

What is GDW3P?
General Discomfort While Wearing Work Pants. This is an approximate measure of girth that, while somewhat subjective, is absolutely vital to long term happiness.

What's the difference between a Knight and a Lord?
Knights are those who quest for weight loss. Lords have achieved their goals and strive only to maintan their "estate".

Why are some people listed as Esquire?
Those who have accepted the quest but haven't come up with a title are listed as squires.

I've noticed that people frequently gain weight in weeks where they pig out. Why don't you just keep to the program to guarantee weight loss?
That's a good question. I think you'll find the answer at

Is membership permanent?
Not entirely. If you don't post for a long time or your blog 404s, then we presume you mortally wounded on your quest and remove you fromt he roll.

How can I lose weight?
I am not a dieting expert but have found the following to be helpful:
1) Eat less Cheese Doodles
2) Move my big fat ass around the block occasionally
3) Stop drinking beer in a funnelator (at least during the week)

What is up with ... ?
Most non sequiturs will become clear with a better familiarity with Monty Python

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

Monday, October 03, 2005

Sir Man Boobs

A warm welcome to Sir Man Boobs (not just a pretty name). I ran across his blog when he commented on another weight loss blog. His tagline caught me so unawares that I almost got busted at work ("What's so funny? Are you reading blogs again?").

It's even funnier if you read it with a Scottish accent.

He has already taken off quite a chunk of change but has a way to go yet before he has reached his goal of losing 100 lbs. I hope we are the type of blogging support he thought might not to exist.

Looking forward to follwing your progress.

Chess is Fattening

So all weekend I was a good boy. Well, I wasn't exactly saintly, but I was sure a lot better behaved than I have been for several weekends before. I check the scales this morning only to find that I have gained 3.5 since last Thursday. I racked my brains and finally recalled that I spent Saturday afternoon watching the World Chess Championships on the internet (Didn't you?).

I have come to the inescapable conclusions that chess makes you fat. This explains why all those guys at the chess club are the size of bloated gorillas. Naively, I had assumed it had something to do with their diet of pork rinds, cheeseburgers, and Oreos (taken in equal proportion). Now I know better. It's the chess that puts on the pounds.

It's too bad because in so many other ways chess makes you irresistible to the opposite sex.