Brave New Jon – Diet update

So I’ve been on a crazy diet for almost three months now. It’s worked well, I’ve lost ludicrous amounts of weight, forced myself to eat only healthy food all of the time, and I feel about a million times better than I did. And so, I have no intention of discontinuing it at this point – not for at least another three months at this rate. Even then, I’ve seen the light.

I’ve been “that fat guy”, “kind of average size”, “a little podgy”, and now I’m aiming for “that thin guy”, followed by “athletic and toned”. And other silly tags people may apply from time to time, as is obviously necessitated by the society in which we live. Seriously though, I’m so done with being overweight and unfit…time to move on. At this point, it’s not so much for the benefit of anyone else as for my personal goal of self improvement.

Today, I canned the peanuts. I’ve been eating way too many and it’s been holding me back – so I’ve switched to Avocados instead. Today’s diet consisted of an insane number of blueberries, oranges, bananas, a protein shake, some olives, several avocados, and not much else. Generally, I eat a lot of green salad, tomatoes, and other fruit/veg. too – so don’t go thinking I’m withering away, but I haven’t eaten any bread, pasta, rice, fish, cheese, and other such things in nearly three months. I am eating way too many blueberries this week – today, I spent $20 on blueberries…a slight sign that I might want to get a less expensive dietary fad :-)

I’ve decided to join a gym. Probably BSC (no, not the UK degree type, “Boston Sports Clubs”) because they seem fairly evil but also pretty much everywhere and seem to give me the best (albeit very limited) hours of any of the local clubs. I can see myself in the gym at 5:30am. I can see myself doing that at least once ;-) But it’d be nice if I managed to at least go down there a few times a week – not only for general exercise but for targeting upper and lower body strength, especially important for the increased level of climbing I plan to do once I have a car.

“Fat boy” is dead. He’s done. Gone. No more. I nearly fixed this in 2004, but this time, it’s being fixed once and for all.


2 Responses to “Brave New Jon – Diet update”

  1. Paul Mellors says:


    Please stop putting pictures in your blog entries as all the locations you’re visiting are making me jelous as it’s very dull here in blighty.

  2. dsaxena says:

    Yeah to avocados! I eat almost one a day, either on toast or mixed into a salad. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of people telling you that they are extremely bad for you but they just don’t know what they’re missing out on.

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