Weight: 284.2
Difference from last entry: +2.6

Hmmm…. I gave it right back, I guess. This has been an interesting month for me. A month of highs and lows. But, mainly, a month of lost motivation. I don’t feel much motivation to exercise lately. And that lack of exercise is showing up immediately in my weight. I did not realize just how big an impact my daily walks were having on my weight loss efforts. On weeks when I wasn’t eating the way I should, the exercise helped keep my weight gain to a minimum; on weeks that I did eat well, I would lose more weight thanks to the exercise. Now, I am gaining a small amount on good weeks, and gaining a lot on bad weeks. And this hasn’t been my best week.

I actually fell into the same trap that I always do: party eating! Between a birthday party and a long-term-service party, I’ve been eating a whole lot that I shouldn’t have. And that’s going to show up big time on my next official weigh in. I am a bit worried about that, but not to the point that I am in a pacnic. It goes back to the Chutes and Ladders thing. I just hit a chute that took me a long way from my goal. But I am going to get back to the playing board, spin the wheel, and see what comes up next.

I have been hesitant to post in my journal, for the first time in a long time, actually. I feel a bit embarrassed about my weight gain, and about the fact that so many people read this journal every week (or so). It’s like standing up in a room of strangers and screaming, “I GAINED THREE POUNDS THIS WEEK!” But then I realized two things: #1 – that you aren’t really strangers. If you’ve been reading my journal for a while, then you are pretty familiar with me. You know me, at least a little bit. You can be considered my weight confidant. #2 – I am doing this journal to help support others who are trying to lose weight. It would be a disservice to you to not share my rough patches with you. By not sharing my rough spots, it makes it seem that I don’t have any. That doesn’t help you when you are going through a rough spot. The most help I can give is to keep you up-to-date on my rough spot, and how I got past it. You can then learn from my mistakes, and from my successes.

Or at least that’s the way that I hope this works!

You have probably noticed a little bit of changes in the website. The Green motif is for the elections, in case you couldn’t tell. I am a firm supporter of the Green party, and of Ralph Nader for president. Our new logo (which may or may not be up on this page right now) is to help establish that we now have a custom URL, In the next few weeks, I’ll be doing more to make the distinction between my personal site,, and

That’s all for me for now! Thanks for stopping by, everyone. And be sure to vote on November 7th!

– Miguelito