Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Diet Progress

The Mighty Fang is now down to a sveldt 15 pounds of sleeky shiny feline. Still a lapful, but he can go off his diet now. Maybe he'll stop drooling as he looks up into my face now (heh!).

I'm 2 pounds from my own goal of losing 20 pounds. When I get there, I'll order a big pizza with black olive, pepperoni, and jalapeno and celebrate. Then I'll go back on a diet to lose the weight gained from that pizza :-). But seriously, next step is exercise and a sensible diet (gasp! Eating sensibly! How horrible an idea!). And avoiding pizza except for once a month to celebrate surviving another month (hey, in penguin years I'm over 200 years old, every month is worth celebrating now :-).

-- Badtux the Not-as-rotund Penguin

Posted by: BadTux / 8/30/2006 12:36:00 PM  


Eating sensibly?
Oh, the horror!!!!
# posted by cornfield jane : 31/8/06 9:03 AM  

Ummm.... eating sensibly. Now where did I read a criticism of that?

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes....

and the always popular

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing....
# posted by Lurch : 31/8/06 9:59 AM  

Actually, given my family history, I'm probably going to die of cancer. I just want to get there without dying of heart failure or a stroke first. Given my blood pressure before dropping the 20 pounds, the stroke possibility wasn't a small one :-(.

Never fear, while slimmer, I am still no ripped magazine model with six-pack abs (sorry, "penguin" and "ripped" just don't go together :-), and "eating sensibly" for me mostly just means avoiding snacks and pizza and sugary soft drinks. I didn't eat all that unhealthily in the first place, until my last job, where they served us a big meal in the evening that had thousands of calories in it. Current job is for a smaller company with less money, thus they don't do that, and my health thanks them :-).

-Badtux the Less-rotund Penguin
# posted by BadTux : 31/8/06 12:00 PM  

Some people in my family have diabetes. I've been slowly altering my own diet, partly for that reason. I've cut out all fast food burgers and fries, and have all but abandoned sodas. (I've gone through a few tons of soda in my life, so I'll be paying a price later on.)

My blood pressure is higher than it should be, but not alarmingly so (yet). A little less sodium in the diet might relieve that.

Basic treatment: Less eating, more exercising. And eat your fruits and veggies.

And I'm getting tired of pizza...
# posted by Mimus Pauly : 1/9/06 12:49 AM  

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