Two Guys Lose Weight: We can all learn from Lindsay Lohan

Two Guys Lose Weight: We can all learn from Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Airport Courthouse, where she was charged Wednesday with one count of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times)

NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to Weight Loss" href="">lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.

Lindsay Lohan

looked incredible Wednesday for her arraignment on a charge of


She's in trouble for something grand, and that's how she was going to present herself: white dress, sleek hairdo, black shades, black shoes.

Her look said, "I'm not the type of person who steals necklaces from jewelry stores in Venice."

I'm not sure I have yet achieved that look, but I was impressed at how well she cleaned up and wondered about her diet and exercise routine.


I'm sure I've slipped down a terrible path. Who else looks at the news that way? "Three years in jail, you say? Think she uses a Stairmaster?"



I blame the one-track mind on the cookies, which seem to be doing their job.

On Wednesday, I went back to Smart For Life, the place I got the cookies for the Cookie Diet, for the one-week check-in.

I took off my shoes and socks and stepped on the scale, and the results were positive -- a decrease in weight of 4.5 pounds in the first week. Not surprisingly my TBW (total body water) went from 99 pounds to 95.5 pounds, exactly the weight I lost.

The woman at Smart For Life said it was most likely the absence of so much salt in my diet that helped me retain less water. Fine with me.

I bought another week's worth of cookies and set an appointment for next Wednesday. Then I went to the gym, rode the stationary bike for 10 miles (50 minutes) and then tried to tone up like Lindsay with weights.

For my dinner, I had a chicken breast at Zankou and ate some shredded carrots for a snack.

Boring, maybe, but it's working.