Renewing my Passover resolution Apr 4, 2010
Last year, during Passover, I resolved to diet. And diet. And keep dieting, until I was not overweight anymore.
I had privately resolved at New Year's to get more exercise, but joining a gym hadn't really helped much. I felt healthier, but I didn't get to the gym as much as I would have liked to, and I hated doing it. I had recently read The Hacker's Diet by John Walker, which had given me hope that really transformative dieting - the kind where you go on it until you're not overweight anymore - was even possible, and some ideas about how to do it. I downloaded a calorie-tracking iPhone application and started counting everything I ate.
Much to my surprise, calorie counting actually worked. It worked so well that since last Passover, I have lost 45 pounds.
Unfortunately, February-April is convention season. My diet has gone somewhat by the wayside and I've gained back 5 of those. That's why I'm announcing here publicly: I am renewing my Passover resolution. Over the last year I did pretty well, but the work is not yet done.