Saturday, May 10, 2008
If you had asked me a month ago about how much I weighed, I would have replied, "Oh I don't know, probably 145 maybe 150 pounds." So imagine my surprise when I eventually made it to a scale and weighed in at 160lbs.
I've since resumed my diet and exercise routine from the summer after Senior year of high school (although, admittedly, with a little less fervor) Thanks in part to my father's genetics, and some good old fashioned will power, I can get by pretty comfortably with one full meal a day. (pro tip: a small bowl of cereal, a granola bar, a bottle of water or a can of soda can help kill hunger pains)
I also jog daily, once around the neighborhood, and then sometimes finish with a long walk down the nature trail. The first few jogs in my routine were pretty easy, but the trick is to go a little further every time. And even though I hear you're not supposed to exercise before bed, I manage 200 crunches before I go to sleep. (During the summer of '03 I also added 100 sit-ups)
In two and a half weeks, I've managed to drop about 4 or 5 pounds. It's probably not the healthiest way to go about losing weight, but for me, it's fairly quick and easy. As an added bonus, it makes me a little more tired, so I go to sleep around 12 or 1am, as opposed to 3 or 4amm, and wake up at 9 or 10am.