Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In: 9/16/09 and the Official End of Summer

Does a .2 lb loss really count as a loss? Nah, I didn't think so either. I hesitate to say that with today's scale reading of 148.4 pounds I'm in a plateau because that would imply I had been trying to lose weight. Evidence this weekend strongly suggests anything but a weight-loss state of mind.

This past Saturday, Bobzilla and I spent the night at the Riverside Drive-In (located in a skeezy little burg outside of Pittsburgh) for the annual Super Monster Rama quadruple feature picture show. This drive-in event marks the official end of summer. We stayed up practically all night watching B-grade horror movies while eating sub-par concession stand food. It was all kinds of fun, and I'm thankful that there are still drive-ins that run cool shows like this. It was like reliving our childhood/teenage years, only the backseats in these newer cars aren't conducive to drive-in horizontal action *wink wink*. Bob wrote more about this year's Monster Rama on his blog. Check it out for his review and trailers.

Sunday we were pretty much spent. After eating a nasty breakfast that we comped from the hotel (their way of saying "sorry" for charging us a room with a dirty bathroom), we trudged on back home. Too tired to cook and feeling this perverted sense of entitlement after that insulting breakfast, we ate freakishly large grilled cheese sandwiches at Melt. Some drinks that day might have also been consumed. Cider. Maybe a glass of vinho verde or two.

So, yeah, this may or may not explain the ho-hum results on the scale this morning.


  1. "Mistakes were made" is all you have to say.

  2. ...or you could say you were practicing for maintenance!

    The drive-in sounds like fun! We used to go to them in HS - would sneak in a cooler w/adult beverages, break out the lawn chairs, snacks and oh yeah, watch the movie.

  3. The Lost Weekend - the Pittsburgh edition. You'll be back on the wagon in no time. Who would eat veggies at a drive-in anyway? No one I'd ever want to know.

  4. I've checked the official rule book, and a .2 lb loss counts. A .2 lb. gain does not.

    I disagree with Jack. You had a great time at a special-to-you event. That's not a mistake, in my book. Doing it again next weekend, would probably fall in the mistake category. :)

  5. It's not a gain, OR a STS, so therefore it's a loss!

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  7. A loss is a loss! After the week you describe you did a great job!

  8. *laughing*

    I know EXACTLY where that drive in is :)

    Been there.

    with *cough* beer *cough*