A 45-year-old fat man trying to find his inner skinny dude.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I don't know how often I'm going to write here.  If you are interested, bless you.  You are very kind.

So, when my twins came home, I put on about 15 pounds (with them).  That's in addition to about ten I'd put on after they were born (early) and in the NICU for a month.  So, not great. 

I went back to Weight Watchers, but I didn't like the new program (fruit is free, but I can eat a LOT of fruit--that doesn't help me).  I understand why they're doing it.  WW's big challenge is to teach people how to eat.  My problem historically is portion control.  I can eat a lot of good stuff.

I've been experimenting with intermittent fasting.  It may be that several small meals a day is not the best idea.  I'll see how it goes.  I'm down a bit, which makes me happy.  I do care about the number on the scale, dammit.  I do.

I want to drop 100 pounds (yes) before my girls are about six or seven.  I think that's doable, and I don't want to be their huge dad.  I want to be able to run around with them.

I bought running shoes at the beginning of the summer.  I run, sort of.  I walk at least.  And it's pretty cool, really.  I'm committed, in my fashion.  But I do think people are right.  Diet matters most.  So I'm watching it.

I hope you're all well.



  1. I think it's important to keep trying things. What works for one person doesn't work for another, or doesn't work at a certain time in your life. I tried intermittent fasting and just couldn't stand it! For other people it seems to be key. Keep trying...

  2. And you know what else - I always check back because I like your blog. I like the way you write about your real life and what you struggle with and what your dreams are. That's old-school style blogging, and I miss the way we all used to share our experiences with each other. That kind of blogging has been mostly replaced by people trying to set themselves up as experts and celebrities and get book deals; everything is very slick and commercial. People have a right to do that, but I'm not interested in it. I can get that anywhere.