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Sticking with fitness posts this week. What you’re looking at here is the photo I took of myself on January 2nd, the morning I started Operation Trim. I’ve taken this same photo 12 times since this one, and it wasn’t until this week that I really saw the difference 20 pounds makes. My face is considerably thinner. I have always gained weight first in my face, and have also lost it first in my face. Kristina has noticed that my posterior has reduced in size (thanks, I’m sure to the running), and my belly must have decreased (although, I really don’t see it yet) as my pants and sweaters fit better.
Sure, the zoom on the photo is not the same, but I have almost the same expression. Mouth is turned down; eyebrows slightly knit. But this week, there is only one chin. Unfortunately, I think a lot of the weight loss in my face is due to reduced alcohol consumption. At 34 years old, I shouldn’t be drinking like a college kid, but there are some things coming up that will involve more drinking than usual. For instance, I have a going away party to attend on Friday, a friend is in town on Saturday. Next week I’m going to Opening Day at Citi Field (Let’s Go Mets!). The end of next month is my fraternity’s alumni weekend. Then there’s Memorial Day and Fourth of July, and Pete’s bachelor party. What’s better than sitting outside in the summer drinking a cold beer? I can’t think of much.
Bottom line, if I want to stay trim through the summer, I need to keep my consumption of alcoholic beverages to a minimum. Stick with the lighter beers, avoid anything overly sugary, and keep the number of drinks down. Honestly, since I started this I can’t even handle the amount of alcohol I used to consume. I guess that’s a good thing.
Special post coming tomorrow. Not about style or fitness…
I stayed pretty quiet about baseball this season. My beloved New York Mets got off to a lousy start, teased us mid-season with some nice winning streaks, traded Carlos Beltran, lost Ike Davis and Chris Young for the season to injuries, and finished the season with a losing record. High points definitely included some very interesting rookies like Lucas Duda, Josh Satin, Mike Baxter, Nick Evans, Justin Turner, and Reuben Tejada, and of course, Jose Reyes winning the National League batting title – the first for a New York Mets player. I really hope they are able to resign him in the off-season because I love the energy he brings to the game, and to the ball park. He’s a great player, and in my opinion more of the quintessential Mets player than even David Wright. I will miss watching the Mets for the next 6 months, but that doesn’t mean baseball is over. Read the rest of this entry »
After a rocky Friday night start, the Mets came back to win the 2nd game of the season Saturday night against the Marlins. So, as a tip of the hat to the new baseball I agreed to meet two friends for some drinks, food, and baseball this past Sunday. One friend is a Mets fan, the other a Yankees fan. One lives in Hoboken, the other in Battery Park, and I am in Brooklyn. Our choice of a central spot was Tribeca; the bar, South’s. Read the rest of this entry »