Friday, November 17, 2006

Holiday Plan Part 1 Complete

OK, I hit my numbers for November. Today I was 172 on the home scale and 177.2 at Weight Watchers (in jeans and a belt). I evn saw 171 a couple days ago. I was tempted to aim below 170, but in view of the upcoming holidays, it seemed too tragic. I'll all set for part 2 when I eat like a pig on Thanksgiving.

New Knights
A welcome to our newest questers -- Sir Bellyjeans and Carb Addict, Esquire. Sir Bellyjeans is just starting out but like most of us, he's been up and down before, including a 35 pound stint in weight watchers. Like Sir Semisolid and me, he also has a crippling chess addiction.

Carb Addict has already knocked off an impressive 60 pounds and is just trying to work out those last few nasty ones. She is a self-described ex-witch who believes in "head covering" (I assume a practice similar to wearing a yarmulke). Her blog also has reflections on Chritianity and "gratuitous cat pictures". Looks like its going to be an interesting read.

Old Knights
Sir Semisolid is going strong. Literally. He's doing a lot of weigh tlifting and focusing on fitness.

Sir Man Boobs had a few hiccups but is trending down again and recently became 2/3rds the man he used to be.

Lord Lessismore is doing well, though I haven't been able to get him to post since last Spring. He is still at goal weight though I suspect him of eating donuts on Fridays. Please drop by and call him a slacker!

Sir Lee Padthaiserver ... I dunno. He's been silent on the subject of weight for a while. What's up with that, Sir Lee? Have the Pad Thai been getting the best of you?

Lady Lean is having a heck of a time of it. Please drop by and give her an encouraging word.

Sir Twice the Man is a big mystery. He made his blog private, but none of us know how to contact him to ask for access. Hope all is well with him. We all miss you, Sir TTM.

Sir Squishy is awash in to-do lists but continuing to work his way down weight-wise.

Haven't heard much from Josh, Esquire.

And Duchess Tuckus has been a little quiet as well. She comes and goes, but I eagerly wait her next installment.

Last but not least, the noble Tim has been busy. Though he is still taking a break from his duties as the Exercise Oracle, he has been competing in the World Triathalon Championships. Needless to say, his weight is pretty good.

If you'd like to join our merry band, please give put a note in the comments. All you need is a blog and a noble title.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Making a Holiday Plan

I made my October weigh in last Sunday. I was a good 1 lb under, but I was wearing shorts and hadn't eaten yet that day. No major spikes in October though; I was within shouting distance of 172 morning weight all month.

I'd kinda like to see a weight that starts '16'. 169 would be good enough. It's a nice idea, but it would take something resembling real effort, and it would just be wasted with the holidays coming up. It'll have to wait.

Holiday Plan
1) Weigh in sometime before Thanksgiving
2) Eat like a drunken sailor on leave on Thanksgiving
3) Try to return to goal weight by mid-Dec. The longer I wait the better
4) After December weigh-in, throw all caution to the wind and eat like I am fattening up for nuclear winter.
5) Jan 15 -- asses damage

It's not the healthiest plan in the world, but it is ... honest.