Thursday, May 07, 2009


Since the last post, I am now down to just under 36", and the ol' beer gut's circumference has been that way for about five weeks now.

After three months of mostly walking, I added some jogging and light weights (my apartment complex's gym is low-rent and smelly, but all I need are some dumbells). Mostly, I do a lot of reps with the little barbells (depending on what it is, between 5 and 15 pounders), and since I used to be a butterflyer, I have been doing short sets of butterfly motions using 5-pound plates for resistance. I think the key for me has been not taking any rest between sets.

Basically, after jogging for about 45 minutes or so around the neighborhood, I come back and do shoulder and tricep exercises and bicep curls in sets of 12 reps (or 24 if I can only do one arm at a time). It seems to be working; all told, I think I've lost over 20 pounds.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here's a vegetable for you.

I've broken 38". Now 37" is the number to beat. I've been eating a lot of celery instead of entire boxes of crackers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I broke 38"! Per Molly's suggestion, I've even eaten a vegetable here and there.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Weight loss vs. Annihilation Time

My stomach is in the process of changing its official policy on alcohol, or at least carbonation. I haven't had a soda since mid-December, but beers and soda water (the stuff that goes on top of whiskey) seem to make me queasy. I had three beers over about four hours last night at the Annihilation Time show, and me no feel too hot this morning.

Who knows. Maybe I'm done drinking; we'll see if this helps me lose weight.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Weight loss vs. superbowl

I've barely eaten meat over the past two weeks, so the deer sausage I ate yesterday really packed a wallop on my stomach. Oh well.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Weight loss vs. beer

Had to do some "research" for a column about TCU kids and bars. Got way too much "information."