March 11, 2004

Something Rather Odd is Happening

SOMETHING VERY ODD has happened to our metabolism in the past week or so, or at least that is how it appears to us.

As readers know from our entry below, we have suffered grievous physical maladies as of late regarding our sinuses and a rather unpleasant cold. Indeed, we felt so particularly miserable on Tuesday that we only had one proper meal -- which consisted of three main components: first, a microwaved bowl of brown rice and vegetables; second, a small glass of milk; and third, approximately ten pills of varying size, shape and color to address our various physical ailments (diabetes, high cholesterol, stress, acid reflux, sinus problems, congestion, etc. etc.). Yes, we know we don't take good care of ourselves; we can discuss that later.

Anyway, the next morning we had two sausage biscuits at McDonalds for breakfast, because the idea of something horribly fatty seemed rather good. This was at about 8 a.m. At 6 p.m., we had yet another bowl of brown rice and vegetables.

Today, we had a blueberry muffin for breakfast, and because we were dying for more carbohydrates, a low-carbohydrate brownie. Then, because we realized we were feeling rather blahed about having the McDonalds the day prior, we had Subway for lunch -- a large roast beef sandwich made the way we like it (that is, with cheese, red onions, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, topped with a light bit of olive oil). This evening we had yet another microwaved meal -- but THIS time it was vegetarian chili with rice. Also there was a slice of cornbread. All we had to drink was water and Diet Coke over the past few days; and today only, we did aerobics for about 30 minutes.

What's odd about this is not only that we're slightly thinner, but that we aren't all that hungry either. We can't understand why this is happening. Usually, when we lose weight, it's because we've undergone some kind of terrible medical trauma and some minor internal organ has gone kaput far before the warranty date. That's how we got from 270 to 240, and then from 240 to 230. But this ... this is just odd. It's as if we're losing weight like normal people lose weight.

Gad. The very idea.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at March 11, 2004 11:36 PM | TrackBack

If diabetes and overweight plague the editoral board of the Daily Rant, might I suggest investigating a more strict low-carbohydrate diet approach? Your weight and your blood sugar might well thank you.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at March 12, 2004 11:46 PM