Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Natural weight

It seems that my natural weight is around 275-280 pounds. It doesn't seem to matter how much or little I work out or how much or little I eat; I always hover around there. It's been that way for six years or so. The one exception was that for a few months I dropped all the way down to 255—I think it was the first semester of my senior year in college. For those months I worked out three or four nights a week for a couple hours, and I wasn't eating nearly as much. Once I stopped, I hit 280 again very quickly. So, it can be done... it just turns out that it requires more work than I'm willing to put in.

I wasn't happy during that time; the constant spectre of the rec center just made me look forward to the night being over. I've never understood why some people seem to enjoy working out in any form; it's just so incredibly unpleasant. Even were it not for the pain, the effort, and the awful music, there would still be the atmosphere of being with dozens of other unfriendly people who mostly don't want to be there either. I don't want to be around people who want to be working out; I don't usually like being around people who are enjoying anything that I detest. But, I don't want to be around people who are mostly all angry or depressed or bored, either. And, I don't want to hear, "oh, it's fun," or anything like that.

7 comments:

Derrick Stolee said...

I've always hated working out, and that's why I used to run. However, I'm too lazy for that now, too.

Luke said...

I personally like golf. It doesn't matter how heavy you get...you can still fit in the golf cart. Its pretty outside, there's lots of cool people that play it, and its relatively low impact as long as you're lazy.

Anonymous said...

And if you're using a cart, it provides almost no athletic benefit!

Anonymous said...

One thing that might help you lose weight is cutting all of that diet coke from your diet

Travis said...

Running is the absolute worst. I was running a little under two miles five nights a week in high school, and at no point in all that did my endurance increase.

Over the past couple months I've been slowly weaning myself off of caffeinated Diet Coke, at least, and it hasn't killed me yet. I'm down to about 50% caffeine-free Diet Coke. Becoming less addicted to caffeine would at least give me options.

I'd drink less Diet Coke if the water around here tasted better. I don't like the unnatural taste of bottled water. Lincoln water was such a bad thing to "start" on; it's much tastier than water I've had anywhere else in the country.

Andy Misle said...

I would recommend a PUR water filter or buying Evian. According to Rich, the brewmaster at Empyrean Ales (Lazlo's), Evian has twice the mineral content of Lincoln water. And I imagine you could afford it ;) I'm pretty picky about my drinking water, and I found the blue PUR "Ultimate" filter to be pretty darn good when I was at Kauffman.

You have to look for mineral water - Lincoln's tap water tastes good because it has a high mineral content. Some bottled waters will be labeled as such, but you'll have to experiment to find which ones have the least plastic bottle taste - that gets me nine times out of ten when I buy a gallon jug of water when traveling.

Travis said...

I read a lot of bad things about various brands of water filters on Amazon reviews, but mostly good things from people who have bought them. I guess there's no real reason for me to not try them out.