So, how’s the diet, you ask again?

Eh, so-so at best. The holidays are the time that everyone gains weight, right? The strange thing to me is I don’t feel like I’ve been particularly bad, but I still have probably put on about four or five pounds since Halloween. Oh well. At least it turns out, according to this web site, that surgery is not the answer for me.

Anyway, I’m not going to try to sweat it too much. We’re leaving for Florida a week from tomorrow and if I’m “good” between now and then, I’ll drop a couple of pounds. And I already know my New Year’s resolution/health and weight loss goals:

* Eat in “phase 2” of the South Beach Diet, which I am more and more convinced essentially is about “eating healthy.” I had a student this past semester who was a part-time body builder. On the web site he had to create for class, he had a page about the diet he was on while really trying to get in top body building shape: lots of veggies, eggs, milk, cheese, lean meats, whole grain breads and other products. In other words, South Beach.

* Go to the gym as often as I possibly can. In theory, I have a schedule that will allow me to go the gym pretty much every day next semester. We will see what happens in practice. Of course, now that we’re likely down to one car for a while, I will be doing quite a bit more walking, regardless of the weather.

* Ultimately, I’d like to lose about 15 pounds from where I am right now by my birthday, which is March 25. Doable, but….

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