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by John on February 15th, 2012
  • Now that I’m bald, but bearded, I feel like Sid Haig. I’m really tempted to dress up in clown makeup and call everyone by Groucho Marx character names. Or just watch lots of Rob Zombie movies1.
  • The bald seems to be working well in combatting scalpne – and the strange looks I get from passersby are limited.
  • My scalp is also very shiny.
  • If there was a way that I could work out, yet pass the benefits of working out to a paying subscriber, I’d quit my current job today.
  • Related, for the middle of February, it’s absolutely beautiful out right now in central PA — I just got back from the gym, but want to go on a run.
  • I believe I’ll be #livetweeting my making of jalapeño poppers this evening. Because why not?
  • I’ve been falling behind in my daily water intake. Related, I’ve been having some killer afternoon headaches.
  • I weighed a full 50 pounds less than I do right now when I got married. Yet, I think I’m in the best shape of my life right now. This is why the scale is an asshole. I, honestly, can’t picture myself 50 pounds lighter than I am right now.
  • But then I think of how much more I’d be able to run with that much less weight and I start to question whether or not I really need breakfast, or lunch . . .
  • Then I remember that I was little more than skin & bones.
  • Then I remind myself that I want a little less around the middle, and more definition elsewhere and to ignore the scale. Even if the scale is right there.
  • I still think I’d kick ass at “The Moderate Loser.”

1 I am always tempted to watch Rob Zombie movies
  1. I don’t believe I have ever seen a Rob Zombie movie. Hmmm.

    Also, you look great. Tell that scale to go sell crazy somewhere else.

    • The very first Rob Zombie movie (House of 1000 Corpses) was weird . . . he was trying to do too much – he created a very odd movie with some truly twisted moments (one actually still gives me the heebie geebies when I think about it too much). After that, though, he’s come into his own. They’re loud & gory & violent . . . but, what’s what you’d expect.

      And thanks 🙂

  2. You might be on to something with your Moderate Loser. I think many other moderate losing desirees would be very inspired.

    • I’ve actually thought about starting something on the blog – where you track your weight against other bloggers . . . but, I’m really, really trying to never equate “health” to “weight,” and I fear that I’d start just that.

  3. 1. I don’t own a scale because I will obsess over it.
    2. I try to remind myself muscle weighs more than fat and as I run my thighs are getting bigger and that is why my pants are tight, not becuse I’m a fatty
    3. I have days I don’t eat because I think I am fat, then by bedtime I eat a days worth of food because I suck at dieting hahaha
    4. One of my favorite foods is poppers so send me that dang recipe or bring me some 🙂
    5. I never drink enough water which makes my Sjogern’s way worse, but I hate drinking all that water (yet force my kids to cause I’m a hypocrite like that)
    6. I think you are pretty bad ass at being so disciplined/obsessive ;0) to exercise everyday and you need never worry about how you look.
    7. If you are a moderate loser then I am a bigger one, and I refuse to be a loser

    • Before I got married, i would obsess over the scale, every day . . . but, when you weigh over 200 pounds, a 3-4 pound swing, over the course of the day, is to be expected. But, I obsessed. And it wasn’t healthy.

      If only wine worked for water intake.

      And I’m planning on bringing a whole bunch of “pop in the oven” poppers for the VA wine country half marathon . . . until then, I’ll keep trying to figure out how to get electronic food delivery services working.

  4. We were skinny little babies when we got married. Now we are well padded in shape parents. Go us!

  5. ‘the scale is an asshole’ YES and thank you!! PS, I adore Duffy’s comment.

  6. Step back you’ve never seen a Rob Zombie movie? Crazy talk. It’s awesome that you are in the best shape of your life right now. Way to go…Yeeha..

  7. you should shave the facial hair and wlak around with a lollipop in your mouth and say “who loves ya baby” – Telly Savalas as Kojak…

    Congrats on the weight loss. That’s just a terrific achievement.

  8. also, more people should put footnotes in their posts. You’re a visionary.

  9. Thanks for the water reminder!

  10. the scale is totally an asshole. thank you.

    i have an issue with drinking the recommended daily dose of water. my issue is that it makes me have to pee all the time and, frankly, I have better things to do.

  11. The scale is a total asshole. And that idea to work out and pass the benefits onto someone else – brilliance.

  12. As an x freako ballet dancer I now maintain that the scale is the enemy. I don’t even look at the doctors office. I just go by how I feel and how much muffin is squeezing out of the top of my jeans.

  13. I weight 65 pounds less when I got married than I do now. And I have only gained 10 pounds this pregnancy. so we are in about the same place, yo.

  14. I hate my scale too. I was only 10lbs lighter than I am now at my wedding, but I still seemed thinner. Probably because everything was younger and tighter and such then. Things aren’t really like that anymore.

  15. The Moderate Loser – HA! I envy your “being in the best shape ever.” Man, I can’t wait to start really working out again.

    Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  16. You are a brave man for livetweeting while touching jalapenos. I hate touching chiles because then I’m super paranoid for the next 8 hours that I’m going to touch my eyes or the kid and burn us up.

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