Ding. Ding. Ding.
But Jesse, Round 2 of what? You can't just lead into a post that vaguely and expect us to know exactly what you're talking about. We're just blog followers, not stalkers!
Over the last 2 years I've slowly but surely been gaining back the weight I lost in my prop bet with avoidthe9to5 (who, despite getting smoked like a fine cheese those 3 months did go on to lose over 60 pounds the following year). The numbers aren't that bad, but they aren't great either. I started the bet at 180 pounds, and over the course of 90 days whittled myself down over 10%, to under 162 pounds. For a while I was doing fine, staying in the low 160s, but eventually there was some...creep. I've still been getting comments, as recently as last weekend in Vegas from BubbleMint, that I look to have lost weight, but I've decided that enough is enough. I weighed myself this morning at 172.0 pounds, and am declaring my intentions for everyone to read. I'm going to lose 16 pounds in 16 weeks, dropping all the way down to 156 pounds (for those curious, that gets my 5'7" frame just barely inside the "normal" range on most BMI Charts...not that those are the gospel or anything, but at the same time it shows that I'm not doing anything preposterous or dangerous here).
Why am I doing this again? Well, to be honest it was a very rewarding experience the last time around. At the end (and even during it) I felt great about myself, both for how I looked and for simply doing something hard for once. And I believe it's good for me to be carrying around less weight, and while it may seem sort of like a yo yo diet I did keep basically half the weight off for 2 years, which isn't half bad. So anyway, here we go. I'll keep everyone posted on the progress, but honest prediction is that it's going to very well for the first three to five weeks (during which I bet I'll lose five to eight pounds no problem) then become very, very difficult. I haven't been that light since about freshman year of high school, and I had to accidentally lose a fair bit of weight being stupid (as most 14 year old boys are) to get there even then. But like I said, it's not like I'm trying to actually be skinny or anything here, so I give myself at least a reasonable chance of success.