Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Day 38

1:10 A.M.

I'm at 212.0 pounds right now, which means I'm moving back in the right direction.  That means I should be down to 211.0 pounds by about 9:00 A.M. right?

7:40 A.M.

I was down to 211.0 pounds a little while ago.  Yesterday, I read 10 pages of the book, and today I've already read 12 pages.  Not too shabby.  I just have to keep it up.  Weighing 211.0 pounds is good, but it would be even better to weigh 210.8 pounds.  And even better than that would be 210.0 pounds.  And even better than that would be 209.8 pounds.  If I can get to 209.8 pounds and stay at that level for a couple days, then, psychologically, I'll feel like I've passed a certain marker.

5:00 P.M.

I'm at 209.6 pounds right now.  I haven't really eaten anything today but I had some milk from the mini-fridge.
6:30 P.M.

I'm at 209.8 pounds right now.

11:25 P.M.

I think the key to losing weight is to be awake between midnight and 8:00 A.M.  It's quiet during that time.  You're not as stressed out.  Peace and quiet are like natural appetite suppressants.

11:30 P.M.

I had my toothpaste tube lying on my bed for hours this evening.  It was just one of those evenings where your toothpaste tube is lying on your bed, and hour later you look at it and think, 'Why haven't I put this in the bathroom, on the sink where it belongs?'

11:35 P.M.

There are, like six based people on Substack right now, and they're all writing think pieces about how censorship of Substack is bad.  I don't even know what they're writing about when they're not writing about censorship.  It's all so insular, but also some of them are in the top 10 on Substack in the politics category, so a lot of people are interested in their takes.  I find it interesting too, in the way I find any sort of internet combat interesting.  Greenwald, Taibbi, Singal, Tracey, and, uh, Freddie DeBoer I guess.  I know they write about other things, but they write an awful lot about the media and censorship and media cliques.  Maybe that Zaid Jilani guy will join Substack, too.  I don't even know who he is, but I check his Twitter feed.

11:55 P.M.

There was a tweet by some Trump ally named Jason Miller.  It said: "Jared Kushner was there to cement his 5th peace deal for Israel in 4 months. How much did John Kerry’s trips cost where he accomplished nothing? “Jared Kushner Says Farewell to U.S. Taxpayers With $24,000 Hotel Tab”"
And he was linking to an article in The Daily Beast titled, “Jared Kushner Says Farewell to U.S. Taxpayers With With $24,000 Hotel Tab.”  From an outsider's perspective, there's really no way to tell who's right and who's wrong here.  I don't feel like reading the article, which I'm sure would provide more background info, but, also, what are the chances I'll be surprised by what it says?

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