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Want to Lose Eight Pounds in Five Days?

The truth is that it's been, in general, kind of a sucky week.

I'll talk about it more in the Buddhism column tomorrow, since it coincidentally -- or was it? he says, as the spooky music rises -- fits really well with talking about the Second and Third Noble Truths, but I've been off work all week on vacation, and had all sorts of aspirations for the week, many of which went unrealized. I really haven't managed a fast day, and I've been back very close to my old low-carb diet, and I've had a certain amount of drama around my "new" car, and I haven't written as much as I hoped to.

And I've lost at least eight of the "ten freaking pounds" I gained last week.

Sometimes I think it's all just an illusion of control.