Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The triumph of Captain Ahab

For the last year or so, I've been working to get myself in better shape. The first six or seven months went really well, and I dropped about twenty-five pounds without too much trouble. Then, in October of last year, I just hit a plateau.

My goal was to get under 220 by November 1, and by Christmas I could be about the weight I was when I graduated from BYU. Well, it didn't happen. And then with the holidays, I regressed and put some pounds back on. So I've been trying to get under 220 for the last five months or so, and I've come to feel a bit like Ahab chasing his white whale.

So this morning, I harpooned it. That's right. This morning after a little time on the stationary bike, I hit 219.0 pounds. So I am officially out of the 100+ kg club. At a slim, trim 99 kilos, I'm a double-digit midget. Hooray!

Anyway, just thought I'd share the news. Thought it might inspire you, my imaginary readers, to nail your own impossible goals.

(You're welcome.)


(UPDATE - White whale spotted off the Alaska coast!)


imaginary reader 1 said...

wow, that's great john. really, congratulations!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Maybe LG will get motivated for the thousandth time! :)

And, maybe I will get motivated really fast, so that you won't weigh less than me! AHH!

Alice Wills Gold said...

By the way, in case you were wondering, i still weigh less than you do right now...but I tell you what, you are getting close to the weigh in weight of this fat woman...don't lose too much more, you don't want to lose your chance to date a fat girl:)

the House of Payne said...

Thanks, all!

Anonymous said...


--Imaginary Reader 2

Deming Brat said...

WOW this really is you! i am so happy that i stumbled upon your blog... i miss you mister payne!

the House of Payne said...

Thanks, Pegs. Miss you too. :) See you all in the fall, cross your fingers and hope MIT gives me a TA job.