A New Low

Today marks the conclusion of the seventh week of my diet. And though I skipped last week’s weigh-in (on purpose), I didn’t stop eating healthy or increasing my exercise output. I had five straight sub-2,000 calorie days this past week and walked three miles a day for those five days — with a strenuous 17-mile bike ride on Thursday. Of course it also helped that there was no repeat of the cookie dough crisis, nor any visits to Mexican restaurants and certainly not a Monte Cristo sandwich to be found.

Having hit 251 on January 29 only to strangely put back a pound the following week and be frustratingly stuck at 252 from then on, I stepped on the scale this morning and dared the machine to tell me something good. It did, showing me:


Booo-Yah! That’s eight pounds down in two weeks for a total of 16 pounds lost since I began this on January 8. Or to put it in another perspective I’m now more than halfway to my first-round goal of losing 30 pounds by July 1. On a more personal level, I’m very proud to have finally busted into the double digits(and straight out of the 250s) in such a big way.

I’m gonna do my best to stick to my decision only to weigh-in every two weeks (especially since “historically” any big drops are usually followed by a period of, shall we say: “stabilization”), but my restoked exhiliration may find me stepping on the scale next Sunday. We’ll see.

Anyway, I feel great and I’m looking forward to climbing further down the staircase into the 230s… however long that may take.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."