Inferior Imitator

ep·i·gone n. A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Four week update on my weight-loss program: When I weighed myself this morning, I weighed in at 169 pounds, which is a 6 pound weight loss (or 3.43%).

Getting under 170 pounds is a real mental milestone, because 170 is the lower limit of my weight range over the past 10 years. I haven't been in the 160s since I put on the Freshman 15, so this is pretty exciting. Especially since I've been to TKD averaging once a week and the treadmill another once a week, so this is all pretty much eating modification.

I'm really getting into the swing of enjoying food for its natural flavors and getting used to not snacking. I still really have a tough time with the craving for something sweet about an hour after I eat lunch, but I know I need to save my snack for 4:00 when the real cravings start, so it's a little easier to resist when I know if I don't it will be so much worse later on. If I can't handle it, I drink diet pop and that'll satisfy it.

I'm also getting a free pedometer from the Biggest Loser program at work, so that will be fun. I like numbers. :)

Here's hoping I can continue the pound-a-week weight loss!