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Two Guys Lose Weight: Vegas Awaits

Two Guys Lose Weight: Vegas Awaits
An empty box of chocolates is probably not a good sign in the home of a man attempting to lose weight. (Tony Pierce / Los Angeles Times)

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

There's an empty box of chocolates that not long ago was full.

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This will probably not end well.

Thursday was my first day off the training wheels of the Cookie Diet. And even though I ate a few cookies from morning till late lunch, I also ate some sushi with rice, a

microwave dinner that they sent me in the mail, one Smart Bagel and salsa.

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And then the entire Whitman's sampler box.

Fortunately it was only the mini size and only about 450 calories.

But it still doesn't look very good for my future, because what's next,

?

ln truth, what's next is a long weekend in Las Vegas. You know, the home of all-you-can-eat buffets, delicious fine dining, and very nice ladies who give you free drinks while you gamble.

Either I will succeed in an incredible fashion that deserves to be chronicled since it shows off self-control, moderation, and a complete shift in lifestyle.

Or I will fail miserably, but spectacularly, in a blaze of glory.

Something tells me the Vegas oddsmakers will be betting against me.

But no matter what weird scenarios I have found myself in, I have lost about 10 pounds in just five weeks.

Which made those chocolates taste that much better since I have clearly not eaten anything like that in quite a while.

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