Sunday, July 23, 2006

Less than a man

I admit it, I'm a little self-conscious about my weight. But with me it's because I am (arguably) underweight. If any of you are going to start saying "oh boo-hoo, I WISH I had that problem!", STFU; you don't know what you're talking about. Part of my insecurity may have to do with a co-worker who comes up to me once every 2 weeks and says "You weigh HOW much? That's not a man's weight! That's a teenage girl's weight!" (he has a flare for the dramatic.)

Brad is training for a triathlon in November; it's a 0-mile swim, a 0-mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. He's tracking his weight loss and running progress with a nice little chart:

Since I am training for the same event, I thought I would superimpose my data on to his chart. Unfortunately, if I maintain the same scale my weight winds up here:

That's just not right.


Anonymous Brad said...

What can I say? I'm a big man.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Iron Pol said...

A friend in high school had some serious issues as a youngster. He could easily eat a couple extra value meals every day and never gain an ounce.

After graduation, some specialists put him on a regimen of specialized diets and working out (by diet, I mean high calorie, high protein nutritional plans). A few years later he had gone from lightweight and rail thin to looking like a professional linebacker.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

I have the same problem when training. I tend to be about 5-8 lbs lower then my wife likes me to be.

So every time she mentions it I say "I'll eat better Honey, now can you grab me another beer?"

1:39 PM  
Blogger Mister P. said...

Maybe I'll try that. The next time Travis criticizes my weight, I'll tell him "I'll eat better Honey, now can you grab me another beer?"

Somehow I don't think that would go over well.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Danielle (smart Dutch's girlfriend). said...

You know, eating... anything might help. I noticed you left out your rather persnickety eating habits from this blog entry.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Why complain...i am light too but when i climb up hill with ease while other struggle...damn i love being light....or lighter :)

9:21 AM  
Blogger nancytoby said...

It's not nice to tell your gentle readers to STFU.

I still wish I had that problem....

3:04 PM  

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