Ruth this morning was 65.8 kg. = 144.76 pounds.Ruth’s starting weight was 73.9 so she has lost 8.1 kg. or 17.86 pounds. Way to go, lover.
Mine was 98.3 kg. = 216.71 pounds
My starting weight was 109.6 kg. so I have lost 11.3 kg. or 24.91 pounds
We must be doing something right.
I am looking forward to the cheater day again. That’s tomorrow. I have a bottle of huang jiu (yellow wine) sitting unopened beside my desk. We’ve laid in four bottles of Breezer, two for each of us, our favorite summer drink. I really am ready for another Tepanyaki grill dinner, but Ruth is generally not as keen on them as I am, so we’ll see what can happen.
I see the Breezers are already in the fridge, ready for tomorrow. Ruth is anticipating too. We’ve just had a discussion about Tepanyaki and have discovered one area of compatibility. For Ruth it’s too soon and too expensive. The alternative she has suggested – Chinese – doesn’t appeal to me. Most restaurant food doesn’t even feel like food to me right now. I think we’ve found the compromise. We have some pork ribs in the freezer that are too fatty for a program meal, but just fine for a cheater day. I’ll bite the bullet and cook on a Saturday. Ribs, mashed potatoes (yes, with butter) and probably broccoli. I can live with that.
I wonder how Elaine is doing. Yesterday Jin Bo expressed interest in this program so I sent him a link to this blog. I wonder if he’ll join us. I wonder why I want others to follow in our footsteps. Is this some need for validation? I don’t think so. It’s just my natural tendency to spread a good thing around once I find it. At least two of our fellow teachers here, no more like four, could only be described as morbidly obese. I feel sorry for them. It must be so uncomfortable. I was just mildly obese and that was uncomfortable enough. And it is so limiting, making just moving around into a chore, not to mention dangerous. The word “morbid” should be a clue. But I’m not going to go proselytizing. People have a right to their own body image, and only resent it, or see it as criticism, if somebody suggests they could be otherwise.
I keep thinking about what Kat told us when I first met her. “Everybody knows what makes them fat.” It is really true. I certainly knew what was making me fat, and the proof of that is the loss of almost 25 pounds when I simply stopped eating and drinking the cause of my fatness. One of the great mysteries of the mind, for me, is the question: why do I continually do things when I know the result will not be what I want? “To thine own self be true.”