I recently started the Watchers of Weight once again. Last time I lost about 30 pounds, but pretty much gained it all back. This time I plan to stick with it, even though I'M HUNGRY ALL THE FUCKING TIME and I'd pretty much kill a man for a cheeseburger and a slice of chocolate cake.
I'm already kind of in a mood (24/7) and so wasn't I just ready to give Serious Eats' Ed Levine a serious beat-down after reading what he eats on a typical—and successful—diet day. The list includes Cuban sandwiches, pizza (two slices!!!), prosciutto, cookies, something called tarte Basque, which sounds really good, but I'm unwilling to put myself through the drooling that would result in actually looking it up. He eats bialies pretty much every day! Sometimes with whipped cream cheese! There are cupcakes, candy—I need to stop because I'm about to keel over. The man has managed to lose weight on this diet.
Know what I ate today? Three Wassa crackers with a wedge of crappy fake cheese spread between them, a whole wheat fig newton and some grapes. I will eat more in a short while, but after a month on Weight Watchers I haven't even hit a five-pound loss yet. Levine's eating tarte Basque and losing weight! So not fair!
The next person who tells me that men have just as hard a time as women losing weight is going to get a smack upside the head.