THIS FOOD BLOG IS ON A SERIOUS DIET. I just stepped on the scale and was shocked, but I mean SHOCKED to read 189.9 pounds, or nearly 16 pounds heavier than my svelte James Bond post from the beaches of Coron last April or so. It sounds like the address of a bad FM radio station. Good grief, that is nearly a pound a week heavier or 500 extra calories a day since my infamous (and posted for only 12 hours) photograph a la Daniel Craig last April. Assuming I lose it at half the pace I gained it, that will take me well into 2008. How could this have happened? A three week trip to the foodie capital New York City? Followed by a 7,000 calorie day on Boracay’s main beach? Serious cutbacks in weekly workout sessions? A few days scarfing down every form of fried swine in Ilocos? A so far failed quest to perfect a puto recipe? Making nearly a hundred bottles of jam/jelly from scratch? Putting the deep fryer through its paces? Purchasing every sweet delicacy known to man at recent food fairs? Making 63,000 calories worth of desserts for my birthday dinner? Drinking a phenomenal line up of wines in the past 60 days? How? How? :(
I seriously considered taking a hiatus from food blogging, and just posting an entry here… “Marketman has been forcibly taken to an undisclosed location in the middle of the Sulu Sea to fend for himself by hunting, fishing and gathering and shall be held against his will until he returns to 170 pounds or so…” but I fear that I might eat even more if I don’t blog… But I did think I would publicly declare my weight in an effort to shock myself back into a serious exercise and a healthier eating regimen. If I were really into public humiliation, I would post a photo of my stomach now compared to the April photo, but many of you would lose your appetites for weeks to come. Sorry folks, but if you think looking at the photos here is making you figuratively fat, it has quite literally made Marketman PORK OUT to the max. Am I obsessive? Duh, haven’t you figured that out from this blog yet? But all I want to achieve is the suggested weight that my heart doctor has recommended, 170-175lbs for a 43 year old man who stands 6 feet tall. The Battle of the Bulge is now on. I suspect it shall be reflected in leaner pickings in the posts in the months ahead (that is, of course, after I get through the Ilocos posts that are seriously calorific).