Phase 3 Week 7 Day 6 Weigh in Friday

Dateline Wuxi, China  June 7, 2013

Weigh in didn’t happen.  I haven’t been on the exercise machine for a week.  Totally off the rails in terms of controlling myself.  Drinking every night, not to inebriation but to dulled abilities for sure.

Feeling very depressed.

We’ll do a weigh in tomorrow morning.

Phase 3 Week 5 Day 6 Weigh in Friday again

Dateline Wuxi, China Friday May 24, 2013

Weighed in this morning at 98.8kg, down from 99.1

Ruth weighed in at 65.0 up from 64.9

These weights don’t mean much, other than that we’re not gaining or losing at a great rate.  I’m certainly not losing.  But I’m still not on the program, for reasons I can’t explain.  The shot of scotch before bed is probably mostly to blame, but there are also a number of raisin scones during the week and a general not giving a damn about the diet, which I prefer to call the program rather than the diet.  Sigh.

Phase 5 Week 4 Day 6 Weigh in Friday

Dateline Wuxi, China Friday May 17, 2013

This is the first time I’ve posted since Weigh in Friday of week 2. When I weighed in at 100ks.

Since then, we had weigh in Friday last week when I weighed in at 98.2kg

And today I weighed in at 99.1kg

So I am saw toothing around the 100kg mark.

Ruth’s numbers go like this:  65.9, 64.4, 64.9

I’m not happy about getting the spare tire back.  And I can’t figure out why staying on the program is so damn difficult now.  I seem to have last all inspiration and discipline.  Drinking scotch every night.  Snacking on forbidden junk food like yesterday at the meeting when I was eating… candies?  Really.  Eating candies?  That is so bad.

What is going on?  I’ll get back to you on that.

Phase 5 Week 2 Day 2 Cheater Day

Dateline Wuxi, China, Monday April 29, 2013

No exercise machine this morning, but we did ride our bikes to Wanda where I had two lattes and a raisin scone (tizi gan). So that was some exercise at least.

Last night I drank too much spiced rum, and felt it this morning.  I had a four circles ice cream bar before I got out of bed. Still feeling the rum now, in fact, but with a sugar buzz added to the caffeine buzz from the Starbucks.  Ruth made peanut chocolate chip cookies and we had grilled French bread open face cheese, tomato, and salami sandwiches for lunch.   And Panda contributed a Magnum to my current sugar buzz this afternoon.  It’s a full out cheater day.

Fuck losing my belly fat. At least for today.

Phase 5 Week 2 Day 1 Stuttering and Sputter and Weigh In

Dateline Wuxi, China, Sunday April 28, 2013

I’ve been sick with a cold.  No exercise for days.  But I got on the machine this morning for my 31 minutes.  The machine is wearing out.  Limping toward the finish line at the end of June when we will throw it away and go home to Canada.

We weighed in on Friday, but I didn’t post it.  So here it is.

I weighted in at 98.0kg down from 99.5kg.

Ruth weighed in at 64.7kg down from 65.7kg last week.

As always, a drop in weight is encouraging but meaningless.  Probably just a change in water content due to not eating salty food.

Yesterday was our cheater day, but aside from a couple of candies that were sitting around on the counter, thanks to Panda, we postponed it until Monday when we are not working.  We’re working Saturday and Sunday this week so that they can give us a three day holiday for May 1.  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be off this coming week.

Phase 4 Week 1 Day 1 Starting Over

Dateline Wuxi, China, Monday April 22, 2013

There seems to be some confusion in my dating of these posts.  I’ll have to go back and check them.  You might notice that this is now Phase 4 of the program.  Phase three was a disaster.  I’m starting over.

Stress.  Stress is the reason.  We’ve just had a weekend in Hangzhou during which there was little opportunity to exercise or be careful about diet.  I’m climbing on the machine this morning in a few minutes, so I haven’t given up.  But… well, more later after class today.