This Creative Life

Welcome to the creative work of Alan White, head writer and producer of "FEEDBACK; A HERO'S CALLING," now at Broken Sea. The "Feedback" in question is Matthew Atherton, My Hero. He and other heroes of mine have links found down the left side of these pages. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

How Did THIS Happen??

196 lbs.

I am right now 196 lbs.

It may be that I haven't been drinking as much water this week. I have been continuing no bread & no sugary things. Over the Training Weekend I did cheat a smidge with a vanilla milkshake and a piece of cheesecake from Bennigans, oh and also a roll and a half, and a sandwich wedge (which is a part of what they offered at the training, and I've never had any intention of starving myself).

So I'm now 196.

212 - 196 = 16 lbs lost since March.


21 lbs to go by Oct.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Independence Day

Breakfast; Strawberry Protein Shake w/Banana (The Pineapple Coconut is so good, I'm afraid something's wrong with it.) 16 oz. water

Lunch; The other half of 7/3/06's steak, some of the noodles (threw the rest away. The "juice" that came from the steak turned into yellow waxy chunks in the fridge, so that was "bad fat" and made my lips feel like those candy wax lips of olde).

Afternoon Snack: A Korean treat which is red bean paste (sweetened) inside of rice flour dough, powdered with sugar, and a teaspoon of Japanese pudding. This because of meeting up with my sightless friend in Little Korea, NJ and taking him to his favorite haunts.

Dinner; Spicy Pork with mixed vegetables, Korean Style, 1/2 of the portion. (Just typing that made the pores across my scalp open up. SPICY?? Sweat poured like I had fever.) Assorted Korean veggies appetizers--bean sprouts, Kimchi, a chunk of tofu, etc.

Late Night--Peppermint tea sweetened with Equal.

Monday, July 03, 2006

But What Can They DO?!

This is going to be on the Sci Fi Channel, called "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"

I want to laugh--but at the same time, I totally want in. (See; Alter Ego, CoH). Only problem is, I don't want to be ME. I want to be someone else who is a hero.

Coincidentally, I just came back from seeing "Superman Returns", in which our titular hero in fact does return. It was lush, but had physics problems. Two major ones. If Superman is stopping a plane that is basically a missile heading nose down into the ground, he'd do more than dent the nosecone. He'd tear up through the metal like a seed up a straw. That is, if the plane doesn't just shred around him. Secondly, underwater fissures don't travel underwater without disturbing the water above. Islands don't rise offshore of continental seaboards without tidalwaves.

Or maybe I'm just bitter because Bryan Singer left the X-Men to do it. Meh.

Today I had;
BREAKFAST (At 12:00pm)--Pineapple Coconut Protein Shake @ The Gym. 16 oz. of water. I didn't weigh myself though, because I didn't think I'd see any change from yesterday, and the next time I step on that scale, I'm not trying to hear "No Progress".
LUNCH (At 1:15pm)--Half a Steak (cooked myself) w/ Salsa, Tostitos, Whole Wheat Spiral Noodles, 16 oz. water. (The noodles are brown, so I figured that they were healthy somehow). The portions were not bigger than my hand.
SNACK (At 4:30ish)--A Banana
DINNER (At 6:00pm)--Six Chinese Take-Out Spareribs, 16 oz. water. They weren't as saucy and sugary as I'd feared/hoped, but I ate these instead of the DQ Blizzard (with Oreo Cookies) that I was craving. In my mind I thought "Eat something with useful calories if you're craving. There's a REASON why candy and ice cream is called JUNK food."
BEDTIME SNACK (At 10:25)--A cup of Ginger Green Tea sweetened with Equal. I also have some raspberries that I bought yesterday which I might nibble if the craving won't leave me alone.

On another note, I realized that although it's July, I still have only three months to go until I turn 42. That's less time than I figured. (When will I admit to myself that I SUCK at math?) So the additional poundage that I aim to drop--ain't no half-steppin' now.

I'd like me to be at 175 pounds by my 42nd birthday. That's only 27 pounds to lose. Who couldn't do that?

We'll see....