Dec 15, 2008 at 3:45 PM
After going out every day for a week, I've discovered that I'm not a surfer. I may be able to be one someday in the future, but I'm really not one now.

I AM, however, a fall-off-the-fucking-board-backwarder or perhaps it's a dive backward-into-raging-angry-surfer. I KNOW I can conquer this. If Fernando can do it, I sure can.

I'm finally starting to heal, ant-bite-wise.

Shelley's folks showed up again, and tell me I'm half the size I was before.

I'm still on the "sweet cold coca-cola out of the bottle and fresh cevice (local raw fish with lemon and veggies meal - LOVE IT)" diet which has been working for me so well. Plus RIDICULOUS amounts of exercise. Plus lots of sun, wind, sand, rain, weather.

The world is stimulating and beautiful here. I feel more alive and I think that's part of why I'm so much healthier.

That and the constant compliments. Maybe we should start a compliment trading diet program in the states. Basically, you get your own beautiful male chef who cooks you juts the most clean, simple, wonderful raw foods, while telling you how gorgeous you are three times a day every day until you drop the weight.

We don't tell the women that the compliments are part of the diet.

But it mostly does come down to a sense of self-worth, self-image. It really is a big part of why we hold onto weight. And I think it was that for ME.


  1. Cat Says:

    You're gorgeous! You're perfect! I envy your tan! No, seriously. I totally do.

  2. Sleepy Scott Says:

    Sounds like yet another great experience. I am totally jealous.

  3. C.S. Perry Says:

    I would agree but my aversion to raw food is what keeps me gaining weight.
    Well, that and all the sugar in my rum.

  4. Shelley Says:

    You look wonderful. Don't underestimate that as a reason for all the compliments.

  5. Kat Says:

    Here's me secretly hoping that Shelly's folks bring news of your fabulousness back to A Certain Someone in the States Who Shall Remain Nameless, just to make him a teensy bit miserable. Or I'm still willing to go throw rocks. Whatev.

  6. desi Says:

    @Kat Go throw rocks. Won't bother any of us.