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BMI TMI—the asymptote

So, I ate a big meal last night and I’m at 206 today. I think I’ve gotten a little out of hand with the “cheating”. I’m going to have to be more attentive to what I’m shoving down my gullet. Ugh. Well, back to work, then.


  1. #1 DJ
    August 26, 2009

    If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch you can get an app to track your dietary intake and excercise. I just started last Monday and it has been a huge help keeping track of what I’m doing. Good Luck Pal.

  2. #2 Ahcuah
    August 26, 2009

    “Cheating” will get you every time.

    When I try to lose weight (and keep it off), I always start with good motivation and control myself fairly easily. I start losing weight without much effort. And then I cheat a little, but keep losing weight. Wow, cheating is OK.

    Then, next thing you know I’m cheating all the time, and I’m afraid to get on the scale.

  3. #3 Eamon
    August 26, 2009

    You should come to Japan!

    My 2 primary BMI Indices (Waist size and weight) increased this year, but because my cholesterol dropped (for good reasons I hope) I got reclassified from overweight to normal!

  4. #4 Ejay
    August 26, 2009

    My sympathies. One cup of plain Cheerios has 100 calories. One-half can of no-sugar-added peaches has 53 calories. Both are surprisingly filling as a late-night snack. Good luck.

  5. #5 PalMD
    August 26, 2009

    I had a small serving of shredded wheat and a nectarine for breakfast, which was wonderful. Lunch was also small but satisfying.

    I think the big prob has been my “cheating”—i allow myself to have basically whatever I want on weekends (which is still less than i used to), but i’ve had a few lapses during the week now. If i’m cheating on weekdays and on weekends, i’m no longer on a diet.

  6. #6 natural cynic
    August 26, 2009

    If it’s around, it gets eaten. So, it’s best not to have temptation. Or as Oscar Wilde said “I can resist everything except temptation”.
    Alternate strategy, if you really have to have it, walk [or run] to a store at least a mile away.

  7. #7 Charlotte
    August 26, 2009

    You may have stalled, but you’re still lighter and fitter than you were at the start. Like many people have advised you, dieting for a couple of weeks isn’t that hard but doesn’t get you there in the long run – lifestyle changes are the tough bit. Please don’t give up, from a purely selfish perspective these posts have been reminding me to exercise and eat less crap.

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