Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Weight Watchers Uber Alles
As of Tuesday night, I have lost almost twenty-one pounds on Weight Watchers. Keep in mind I'm a mountain, so it hasn't made that much of a dent in me. However, I feel better and my pants are no longer as tight as Princess Di on her honeymoon.

My problem with Weight Watchers? I think they're Scale Nazis; I think they put way too much emphasis on an arbitrary number instead of how a person looks or feels. Case in point: A woman joined this past week, and I guess technically she was overweight, but let me tell you, she was built like a brick outhouse. Any extra poundage she was lugging around was in all the right places. It was like someone crossed a donkey with an onion: An ass that brought tears to my eyes. I'd hate to think she'll Nicole Ritchie herself out of those curves. I wanted Sir Mix-A-Lot to burst into the room and say, "You can do side bends and sit-ups, but please don't lose that butt."

I'm not Mr. Sensitive, though. Some of us, myself included, are real porkers and need to be there. But when I get to a point where I'm comfortable with myself, I won't be too concerned with whether or not I tip the scales to their liking.


39 Comments:

Blogger Knitty Kitty said...

congrats. doesn't matter how big you are that is stil a lot of weight.

Blogger Egan said...

Congrats are in order Todd. Keep up the awesome work. I miss Sir Mix-A-Lot's riffs.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

Yeah, YNH!

I found WW focused on the scale, which isn't surprising because they're selling weight loss but, it is possible to gain muscle while losing fat and the scale doesn't always account for that. I think it's best to take it all with a grain of salt, or a side of fries. You know, whatever floats your boat.

Speaking of Sir-Mix-A-Lot...they played his song at my holiday party and I saw our VP smack his wife on the ass on the dance floor. It was almost as traumatic as walking in on my parents.

Blogger Jo said...

My youngest was singing that song the other day... no idea where he heard it, but it was super weird for me to hear him refer to his wee willy as an anaconda!

And congrats on the weight loss. I guess.

Blogger Claudia said...

WOW-that is AMAZING. Good for you, and at such a hard time of the year to do it! Props, man.

Also, I like big butts and I cannot lie...u kick some serious big butt;)

Blogger Nick said...

M. Pants said "His song" as if Mix-a-lot only had the one. Have we forgotten the joys of Buttermilk Biscuits so soon? And what of Bark Like You Want It, Chief Boot Knocka or Bumpasaurus?

My Posse's On Broadway, looking for your mama.

Blogger yournamehere said...

knitty,
thanks, my dear.

egan,
Sir Mix-A-Lot still tours. Watch for him at a shady saloon near you.

pants,
that song just makes people want to smack ass.

jo,
yeah, I need to lose weight, really.

claudia,
thanks for the kind words. You're awesome.

nick,
my favorite Mix-A-Lot song is his "Baby Got Back" follow up, the ill-fated "Put 'em on the Glass".

Blogger Egan said...

Don't you wish your girlfriend was SWASS like me? SWASS.

Yes, I have seen the guy a couple times in person in Seattle. He's one of our few local heroes/celebrities. The Posies on Broadway video was shot on Capitol Hill just east of downtown.

The girl's a Bremelo. That refers to a woman from the navy shipyard town of Bremerton. Aw, the memories.

Dude, that kicks serious ass! Good job!

Blogger Social Drunk said...

yo, youre completely right? what ever happened to girls having curves and a nice set of breasts? when did it become invogue to have B cubs? some of these chicks, once you get them naked, like like male highschool basketball players with little lumps. and doesnt anyone in the 'Humps' video have a decnt ass or big tits?

anyways, holla at a playa,
peace

Blogger Heather said...

You're hot Todd...don't change a thing!

Blogger Livia said...

Thats awesome Todd, way to go!

I loved that song when it was popular... well I still sing along whenever I hear it on the radio so I guess I still love it.

Blogger Rachel said...

Hey babe, congratulations!

Glad to see a man appreciating the curves instead of skeletal figures.

Blogger Brookelina said...

Yay Todd! I don't care how much you weigh, you are the man and I love you.

A donkey and an onion.

*hands you your award for craziest shit I've ever heard*

Blogger Übermilf said...

I try to use the heart rate monitor on the Y's treadmill as my guage. I want to be healthy, not scrawny. Muscle weighs more than fat.

Blogger The real me said...

YEAH Todd!

Good for you... seriously.Don't blow it over Christmas!

Blogger Übermilf said...

Todd will be just fine!

He's smart and wonderful and knows how much we all love him.

Blogger Nick said...

kiss ass.

Blogger yournamehere said...

egan,
Isn't Courtney Love a Seattle celebrity? Or did she move to L.A.?

shaken,
why, thank you.

social d.,
naked male high school basketball players are not a good thing.

heather,
not changing, lessening.

livi,
unless you're in a room full of joyless hipsters, everyone dances when that song is played.

rachel,
lovin' the curves.

brooke,
I'm blushing over here! I love you, too.

andi,
my award will take on honored place on my mantle. Fuck, now I have to build a mantle.

ubie,
unless it was Carnie Wilson's old fat. That was some heavy fat.

real,
you know, I may gain a pound or two next week. I certainly won't gain twenty-one.

ubie,
No, you're the smart and wonderful one. I'm blushing again, damn it.

Blogger yournamehere said...

nick,
please don't discourage ubie from being supportive. And if you must, try being a little more clever about it, 'kay?

Blogger JJ said...

Way to go, Todd. Pretty soon girls with low self esteem will be lining up in front of your house.

Blogger Tumbleweed said...

Todd, Todd, Todd, Kitty is right, 20 pounds...damn that's a good amount no matter how much you still have to go. I am impressed, could you send some of that hard work this way, I'm so lazy!

Blogger wmy said...

So, Cosmo says your fat...well I aint down wit dat..cause yo waist is small and yo curves is kickin, and I'm thinkin bout stickin!! Damn you!!! I am gonna have that song in my head all fucking night...anyway, good job sexy boy!!

Blogger IndependentGrl said...

I think it's awesome that you lost the weight even despite the dreaded holiday food that tends to rotate around places of employment. But I also think you are wonderful regardless of whatever weight you are.

Blogger Egan said...

She was a Seattle celebrity, but now gets trashed in L.A. instead. We are thankful for that. We got Tom Skerritt though and Kenny G.

Blogger Kath said...

Yay Todd!

Keep up the good work. Also, first 2 drinks WILL be on me the weekend of 20 Jan...bought my tix...vegASS here I come :-)

Blogger Monalicious said...

Oh my God. Donkey and onion. I am dying. I love it.

I mean congratulations on the weight loss too, but really the true congrats are in order for that gem.

Blogger n.v. said...

Todd, I mourn the 20 pounds of wonderfulness that is you.

But whatever's good for you is good for the world. I'm glad you're feeling better :)))

Blogger Cincysundevil said...

Keep at it; 20 pounds is a lot of weight; I gotta start working out myself .. and fuck the scale, if you look and feel great, then to hell with the scale nazis

Blogger The DogGrrrrl said...

Wow! I'm unduly impressed!

Me, I'm packing on the chocolately cookie rolls like I'm getting ready to hibernate. I plan to have diabetes by Friday.

Blogger yournamehere said...

jj,
they already line up to either ignore me or want to be my friend.

tumbleweed,
for some reason I haven't been that tempted this time around.

wmy,
thanks, sexy girl.

indie,
you are so sweet, and pretty damn wonderful your own self.

egan,
I'd rather claim Courtney Love's drunk ass than Kenny G.

Blogger yournamehere said...

kath,
cool. I look forward to meeting you.

monalicious,
I'm glad you liked that.

dena,
I do need to lose weight, health wise. I'm not getting any younger.

cincy,
that girl's nice big ass was in my head all fuckin' day.

doggrrrrl,
but you'll be one smokin' hot diabetic.

Blogger Egan said...

Yes, Kenny G attended the high school down the street from us. He's a dumbfuck. Courtney Love is also a dumbfuck, but on the rare chance she has her shit together... she's pretty talented. But that is quite rare.

Keep shedding those pounds man. It is a great feeling.

Blogger marie said...

losing weight is a constant battle. go to my blog and read the battle of the bulge entry in the archives you may find some thing there. Please keep it up. You will be thinner in no time.

I too am obsessed with the scale. I weigh myself at least three times a week.

Blogger Jillibean said...

So proud of you! It is so great to see results from the hard work. From one Kentuckian (Versailles) to another - keep up the good work!

Blogger Blonde said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR LOSS!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!

I think what you said about that woman shoudln't turn into Nicole Richie was sweet. At least you are a sensible man. So few men are when it comes to women't bodies.

Thanks for my card! I hope that you got mine!

Blogger n.v. said...

Fine then. Lose for your health, you selfish bast'id.

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