Monday, August 4, 2008

How's that diet going, anyway?

It's been almost a month since I stumbled upon the Hacker's Diet in a pre-weekend fit of self-flagellation over my weight. How's it all going? Well, here's my chart as produced by physicsdiet.com:



The points are my daily weigh-ins. The top wavy line is the rolling weighted average. The straight line is the trend line.

This shows a slow but steady weight loss of 1.39 pounds per week, courtesy of a daily caloric deficit of nearly 700 calories.

This has not been difficult. I have not been exercising all that often -- taekwondo about once a week, walking home most days ('cept for the past week), and regrettably I've yet to ride my bike -- though I did buy a tire pump last weekend while on an excursion away from Amanda's hospital bedside. There's room for more drastic weight loss, but I'm off to a steady start so far.

Some difficulty will be introduced in one week when the Big Ass Summer Tour 2008 begins. We'll be hitting Bradford for a bit, then Stratford, with a day trip to Toronto, back to Stratford and eventually on to New York City and a return haul through Maine and New Brunswick. I'll be away from my regular scale, so any weight measurements I can manage to take will likely vary a little from my regular. But the benefit of the rolling average is that little variations in the weight from Foreign Scale Syndrome may be smoothed out. It still won't correct fluctuations caused by Eating While On Vacation Disorder.

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  1. And the ultimate difficulty will be found at a little ice cream shop called MARBLE SLAB which has established itself now in each of the three Ontario communities we will be visiting!!

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