November 19th, 2013

Muscle Moose

Weekly Weigh-In

Gain/loss for the fortnight: -1.1 lbs
Cumulative loss (past 12 weeks): 17.1
Lbs away from revised goal: Achieved

Now comes the fun part: maintaining. When I set my mind to it, losing weight and getting back in shape has never been a problem for me. The hard part has always been finding the proper caloric balance for keeping my weight in my desired range. In the past, I've found myself needing to keep an eye on the scale as I attempt to determine the proper amount of food for me to just maintain -- when I exceeded either end of of my desired range I then increased or decreased the calories until I was back where I should be. However, I've never previously kept a proper log of daily caloric intake. Without that, I don't really know what my ideal daily average should be.

I don't want to use LJ as the place to house such a log. So, I guess that means I need to use an Excel spreadsheet and start keeping daily records. I know that some fluctuation is in order as I get this hammered out, but the goal now is to stay within ±2.5 lbs of where I am now. Given that I am starting this new endeavor with the heart of the holiday season looming just nine days away, this could be an interesting little roller coaster of a ride.

Moose With Mug

LJ As an Archival Tool

While I don't really regret moving most of my online socialization to Facebook, I occasionally find myself frustrated with the site's total lack of a way to easily search/scan through old status updates. With that in mind, here a couple status's from the past week I decided I'd like to archive in a format that allows me to find them again with a little less effort.

From Nov. 14:

Actual comment I just left on a friend's Facebook page:

"I am so awesome at being an nerdy, intellectual, uber-liberal, socially-maladroit, married, white, upper-middle-class, Mid-Atlantic dad that no one wants to even contest me for my crown. They just stand back and gaze upon me in all my glory!


I believe it's very possible that I have consumed far too much caffeine.

From Nov. 13:

One positive thing about my not taking proper care of myself for most of my 20s and 30s, thus forcing myself to do so at this stage of my life: at the age of 41, I am the happiest I have ever been with my body and overall appearance -- and that's with the wrinkles and gray hairs that have started to make their presence known.

Suck that, youth.