Off my ASS for the SSA – Week 2

Starting weight: 186.4 lbs
Last week’s weight: 181.8 lbs
Current weight: 182.8 lbs
Weight loss this week: -1.0 lbs


But I’m not worried – so many things cause minor fluctuations in weight, and I was down to 180.2 earlier this week. Since then I started EA Sports Active (less evil now that I’m on Easy mode, but still effective) . From the level of soreness that’s producing, I’m probably gaining muscle weight, which is good!

…And I totally gorged myself on Indian food for dinner last night, so I blame that too.

So, I’m not disappointed. I’m still on a good trajectory. I’ve been eating a lot better and actually doing more than sitting in front of my computer (though I still do that a lot).

Though JT pointed out that Lyz has added a Final Weigh-In to the SSA SoCal conference schedule. What is this nonsense, Lyz?! Not all scales are calibrated the same! And people weigh more in the afternoon! And I’ll be wearing significantly more clothing than when I usually weigh myself! AND YOU PUT IT AFTER LUNCH! That’s just cruel.

Don’t make me play the “I’m technically your boss’s boss” card ;P

…Time to go eat a salad and play DDR.


  1. Julie says

    In before the, “You could NOT be wearing clothes for the weigh in” comments start rolling in.

  2. Rex says

    I lost 80 pounds in 8 months by counting calories burned vs. calories consumed. Basically, it was the dreaded “diet and exercise” plan that everyone hates!I weighed myself every day at the same time of day, and took the lowest number every week. That method did a fair job of accounting for daily fluctuations.

  3. Steven says

    Not to be a spoil sport, but after 2 weeks its unlikely that you have gained any amount of muscle mass, even though you will have increased your strength significantly. Strength gains at the beginning are mostly due to training your nervous system to use your muscles better.Most likely your dinner lastnight contained a lot of salt which has increased the amount of water your body is holding. You should find that within a day or two your weight will drop back down to that 180 level you hit earlier in the week. Keep up the good work! :)

  4. Eric_Rom says

    CRUD! your talk is 500 yards away right effing now, but I’m getting read to ferry to Vashon. DANG.

  5. says

    Another weight-losing trick is to drink coffee black. Caffeine is diuretic and causes your body to lose water. When coffee is black, there is no sugar, which will force your body to burn sugar in storage or convert fat to sugar. In addition, caffeine causes your body to speed up its metabolic rate and can increase a person’s endurance in exercises. So at the end, you’ll end up burning calories faster and longer.

  6. Steven says

    The diuretic part would only be important if you want to cheat for the final weigh in and ‘cut weight’ for that. Though there are safer ways to cut water weight than diuretics anyways. At any rate, thats not true weightloss and most likely would be considered cheating.

  7. Jacques says

    You are just so CUTE!!! I am so sad that I’m old enough to be your daddy. Heck, in Tennessee, I’m old enough to be your grandfather! Have fun with the bet. and really, yopu

  8. says

    No, it’s not cheating. Anything inside the body is counted as part of the body. I think it is more precisely called “taking advantage of a loop hole”

  9. says

    But the tea sold in North America sucks. To drink it, you’ll HAVE TO add sugar to make it taste better, so at the end you’ll end up with more sugar in your body. ewww…

  10. JayKenKnotstirred says

    You’re Beautiful just the way you are!The weight loss part is to improve your health and stamina to keep you around longer, to continue to exercise your most valuable voice of reason.

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