If This Were Easy…


What’s worse than being back where you started?

Filed under: metapost — Easy @ 12:11 pm

How about being back where you ended up after you slid backwards from where you started?

When I first started trying to lose weight seriously, I was 337.5, and I lost a bunch of weight (down to about 260) and then gained it all back and then some. The single fattest I’ve ever been was September 3rd, 2008, when I weighed in at 369lbs. Then I lost a bit of it again and got back down to 315 or so, before letting it all go to hell.

Well, this morning, after months of avoiding it, I stepped on the scale.


Right back at the worst it’s ever been.

I could tell you how much that made me cry, but then I’d start crying again.



  1. Oh J. Remember all the ridiculously hard things we’ve done? Remember midnight bowling and threading synchronization projects that are probably still running zombie processes somewhere in the bowels of CCB? Remember how the stupid Speech SDK wouldn’t recognize our high-pitched female voices even when we yelled into the microphone but would recognize male voices from far across the room even when they were heavily accented with German? Remember the graphics midterm where I answered no questions and just put my head down, while you proceeded to find out whether or not that teapot was watertight?

    We’ve done hard things before and rocked them (ok, not me and the graphics midterm). You know what you need to do and you know why and you know how. You’ve been so, so brave. You can do this. I believe you can.

    Comment by glowingteapotbowler — 2010-10-14 @ 1:48 pm

  2. Oh, god, now I’m all crying and giggling at the same time.

    The thing I remember most of all the whack things we did in University, though, was ‘Press P for pause, Q to quit, or A for Austrian jokes’.

    Not that that was hard. But it is contributing to my sense of the giggles.

    Comment by Easy — 2010-10-14 @ 1:52 pm

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