21 Mar

New blog – for computer geeks!

I’ve been trying to keep this journal free from most everything but weight issues. I put anything related to my views on today’s world on my Point of View blog, and personal information on my LiveJournal. But there’s been one topic that I love that I haven’t really had a place for: technology. I’m a computer geek. It is one of my defining characteristics. And yet I’ve had nowhere to write about computer-geeky stuff. ’til now, that is.

I have created another ‘blog (‘cuz lord knows I don’t have enough to keep me busy as it is). Biffster’s Computer Geek ‘Blog is now open!

For those of you who read my journal via your friends page, here are the links to my various blogs:

Weightjournal.com (weight issues)
Biffster’s Point of View (current events and political)
Biffster’s Computer Geek ‘Blog
Personal journal
Audioscrobbler (music log)
Photo Gallery

14 Mar

March 14, 2005

Weight: 324
Difference from last entry: -1

Hmmm… Something I am doing is definitely working. One pound may not seem like a lot to shout out about, but it is. The best way to lose weight is to do it slowly. One to two pound a week losses are the best way to go. So a one-pound loss is good.

Looking back on the week, it could’ve been more. I’ve had times where I cheated just a bit. Nothing major. A donut one morning (because workmates brought them in to be “nice”), an extra bagel for lunch, a cafe mocha instead of water. Added all together, though, it is a pretty large number of calories that snuck in. If I can start getting rid of these, the weight will melt off.

I think I’m going to start carrying a food journal with me. It’s a pain in the neck, but can be quite effective. It adds a layer of accountability, and servers as a reminder to make the most out of calories.

11 Mar

March 11, 2005

No weigh-in yet this week, ‘cuz I’ve been lazy. My guess is that I stayed the same. If there’s any change, I might’ve gained a pound. It’s been a fair week, but nothing to shout out about.

My biggest problem this week was not drinks, amazinlgy enough. It’s workmates. People keep bringing in donuts and bagels. I even contributed to the problem, bringing in some bagels myself! It is very hard to eat well when there are many people around you who are not eating well. Those skinny bastards! [laughing]

I also didn’t do too well this weekend. Well, actually, it was mostly Saturday. Erin and I took Colin to the zoo, and we had a lot of bad stuff through the day. Actually, it was mostly the same bad stuff: ice cream. Though I didn’t actually get to drink my shake, now that I think about it. And I was able to resist a rootbeer float. Hmm… maybe I didn’t do as bad as I thought.

Oh, the zoo had one other detrimental effect on my weight: it ruined my sneakers! This is my only pair, so now that they are toast, I can’t work out at the local rec center. I will need to buy a new set of workout shoes ASAP. I think I’m going to get a pair of Reebok’s walking shoes…

On the plus side, I’ve been making better choices recently. Just today, I was in the car driving out to get something to drink for lunch, and talked myself out of it. I also made myself go to bed last night, when I really wanted to do some snacking. These are all very minor adjustments, but when added up together, can lead to some major changes.