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And this is how much I weigh two weeks later.

February 21, 2011

Just like my life has been a rollercoaster of emotion the past month, so has my attempt to shed pounds, er, be healthy.

Unlike the typical peaks and valleys format of The Life Rollercoaster though, The Be Healthy Rollercoaster was mostly all speeding downhill, arms waving, huge smile, yelling in excitement.  Started at 187.  Got down to 181!

But then these things happened –

Saturday shopping at IKEA.  Damn you delicious Swedes and your buns.  Saturday Fear Experiment potluck.  Damn you good and ridiculously-generous cooks.

Ended at 184.

That’s ok, I’m not terribly upset because besides the Swedish Experiment hiccup, it wasn’t terribly hard.  I didn’t alter my exercise regimen at all, just limited myself to three regular-sized meals and a couple of healthy snacks per day.

According to random Ideal Weight and Height Chart, I should be 176 [no comment on how I’m ignoring that it says “144-176,” I can’t fathom anything below 170].  So that’s what I’m striving for.

Come April 9th, the date of the big Fear Experiment Show at the Park West, when I’m going to be hysterically funny in front of 700, I’m also going to be hysterically svelte.  I’m not sure what that means.  I hope it means less jiggle and being able to fit in the size 8 shorts that’ve been sitting in my closet, tags on, untouhced, for a year.

Onwards and upwards!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Travis permalink
    February 22, 2011 1:21 PM

    Yay, Saya!

  2. Lisa permalink
    February 21, 2011 11:39 AM

    Those “ideal” weight range charts scare me…I mean, “ideal” to whom? Accoring to the chart my weight should be somewhere between 99-121 lbs. 99? Seriously? I think the last time i saw a 2 digit weight-readout was sometime around 1989 when I was 11. I prefer the cool little BMI calculator at the bottom of the page which indicates that a healthy weight range for me is somewhere between 110-136. Exhale! 🙂

  3. One Engine permalink
    February 21, 2011 11:17 AM

    Um, I don’t know why I just posed as Jenn. I’m One Engine.

  4. Two Engine permalink
    February 21, 2011 11:16 AM

    I, also, am 10 pounds heavier than I was a year ago. (I blame Neil.) Your linked chart agrees with these findings on the heaviest end. If I were at that lightest end, I think I’d be a walking toothpick.

    • February 21, 2011 12:29 PM

      Hmmm, so if I read you correctly, what you’re saying is we have complete license to blame Bridgeport Boys for our extra 10 pounds?!?! Bridgeport Boys, stop chunking us up! [shake of fist]

      One of the Bridgeport Boys will be a Roscoe Village Boy come chirping birds and blooming flowers, hopefully that’ll put a stop to their powers.

      And ha ha on the “Engine,” took me a second to get that!!

  5. February 21, 2011 10:48 AM

    Those charts are amusing – according to the one you linked to, I should be 122-149 lbs. The lightest I have ever been in my adult life is 141 and people thought I looked too skinny. As long as you’re exercising, eating right and feel good, the actual number on the scale shouldn’t matter that much (easy to say, I know!).

    • February 21, 2011 12:33 PM

      Actual number on the scale directly correlates to my feel good o’meter, unfortunately… but I’m a fan of your philosophy! Sadly not a follower.

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