A friend of mine-- a fellow STS person, now living in China-- and I were talking about losing weight. He dropped about 100 pounds in the last two years, which given my own recent experience, I find extremely impressive.
This exchange, and a friend's recent remark that I've shed a roly-poly, Buddha-like personality for something more Trotskyite, made me go back and look at pictures from a couple years ago. This was in London, June 2005, at about 240:
And Denver, December 2008 (and about 10 pounds ago), with my dad:
Yeah, that's different. Don't know about Trotskyite, but definitely not the same.
It's really interesting how much losing this weight has made me feel like a different person. Not just healthier, but fundamentally different.