Where a dad of two great kids (one on the autism spectrum) muses about life.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Sell the house and move to another school district?
Quit my job and move across the country?
Start some new therapy?
It's all about me, today. I need to lose some weight. I am 5'10" tall (177.8 cm), and weigh 210 lbs. (95 kg), as of this morning. I've been as high as 213 recently, but haven't been able to consistently take off any weight. I'm not sure, but it may have something to do with the candy dish at work that's filled with M&M's (and sometimes other really good chocolate).
In high school I weighed between 180 and 185 when I was on the cross country team. I actually feel and look pretty good at 190 (especially since I've put on some muscle with weight training). Right now, I'd be happy to be down to 195, which I haven't seen in a while.
I'm setting a goal to get down to 195 lbs. So now the question is, how do I go about doing it?
Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, personal trainer, what? From these main stream choices, I could quickly devolve into such things as diet pills, the juice fast diet, and magnet therapy. Indeed, a Google search for "quick weight loss" returned 3,400,000 hits in .08 seconds. I love the internet. It appears that weight loss may be the only area that surpasses autism in numbers of quack treatments (I had to put something about autism in here today).
Well, after scrolling thru a few pages of these selections, I've decided to make up my own diet. I'm going to call it the Ph.D diet.
It stands for the "Public Humiliation Diet".
In addition to any other posts I make in this blog, somewhere in the blog (I think I'll put it at the bottom) I'll post my weight for that day.
Of course, I could just go and get myself magnets and some diet pills, but I think we'll try this first.
Me- Joe, husband of a great wife, and dad to two great kids, who were both adopted at birth.
Liz- My ever understanding wife, who manages to wear many hats (mom, advocate, therapist, teacher) for our kids.
Buddy Boy- Born in 2000. Funny, intelligent, inventive, and autistic. Loves machines.
Sweet Pea- Born in 2002. Typical little sister. Competitive, outgoing, and smart. Loves anything pink.