The Sin City Diet

Monday, July 21st, 2008, 10:59 am

So this morning I got on the scale. I was trying to lose weight before I went to Vegas, did good, and then I did not so good. I knew that spending nearly two months sitting in a chair, drinking a lot, and hitting the buffets would not help me shed the tonnage. My hope was to at least break even and then start anew when I got home.

I forgot about it on Friday and was gone all weekend. So this morning was the moment of truth. I had a number in my head–if I was below that number, I’d be relieved. That would mean that I was back where I started from, not a bad thing after all all that time in Vegas. I didn’t mind starting again from square one–I just didn’t want to start from square one plus ten pounds.

Got on the scale. The digital numbers flickered and…

I lost eight pounds while I was in Vegas.

It doesn’t make sense. The only aerobic exercise I got was walking from the Amazon Room to the casino. I drank a good bit. I ate…let’s not talk about what I ate. So what happened? I think, perhaps, that I didn’t eat and drink as much as I thought. Too often I ate one big meal and starved myself the rest of the day. And there’s no doubt that I was radiating energy as I cranked out posts during tournaments.

There’s also this–I must really have some lousy habits when I’m home. I think I eat OK and I get some exercise while I’m here. Might need to review that a bit and add more exercise and subtract more Yuengling from my swinging bachelor lifestyle.

So, that made me a happy guy. Those eight pounds, that’s like found money. HItting quads, twice. I’m a month or two ahead of the game now. Eight pounds down, only…forty or so more to go. Heck, if I could find a way to spend a whole year in Vegas I’d be sleek as an otter.

Maybe it’s the buffets that did me right. Chinese for lunch…no! Broccoli! Skim milk! Then an hour on the bike before my beach volleyball game tonight!!

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3 Responses to “The Sin City Diet”

  1. BadBlood Says:

    Don’t discount the walking from Amazon to casino. I’d bet 3 round trips is close to a mile in length.

  2. Short-Stacked Shamus Says:

    My understanding is that even F-Train lost weight this summer. No shinola.

  3. Darcy Says:

    Sleek as an otter. Love it.

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