Cause I Explode, And My 9 Is Easy To Load  

rm_piewinch 35F
28 posts
5/15/2006 3:13 pm

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5/24/2006 7:19 am

Cause I Explode, And My 9 Is Easy To Load

The Great Fat Bet began yesterday, after some Peking duck at Eight in Roppongi.

The premise of the Fat Bet is simple: Six people put in 2,000 yen each and the winner gets it all, plus the Fat-O-Meter. The one who loses the highest percentage of body fat wins.

I was a bit appalled to discover that I was the person with the highest percentage of body fat.

But I quickly cheered up, for it means I have more fat to lose.

If the fit members of the group lost even 5% more body fat, they would be skinny and unhealthy looking indeed. Whereas I can stand to lose a good 15% or more.

I have decided that I really want to win. I mean, I've decided that losing is not an option.

Ah, ambition!

I analysed my current lifestyle. What factors have contributed to my 7 kilo weight gain?

a. boredom (at work)
b. a desk job
c. not sleeping
d. not writing enough

I am so bored at work that I have to eat to forget about it, and the sedentary nature of translation means that I am trapped at a computer for about 60% of my waking life.

Because work is a drag, I try to make life more interesting. I take loads of classes, work a very interesting part-time job, and go out frequently.

However, going out frequently causes you to stay up late, which increases the amount of cortisol in your body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that causes you to gain weight.

Finally, because I spend so much time at the computer translating, I've lost interest in writing or doing anything creative, which used to be my response whenever something stressful or panicky was going on in my life. Now, instead of writing, I just eat something.

But this was before the Great Fat Bet. Not only will it help me lose weight, winning the bet be in line with my monetary policy ("anything for long as it's ethical").

rm_1ztyleboy 40M
23 posts
5/15/2006 7:56 pm

good luck! bet you can win!

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