Don't we all know the signs, too well, of the need to shed some pounds? Clothes fit too tightly, you might look ridiculous trying to get out of a deep seat, or you don't like your reflection in a mirror, or you don't recognize your face in a picture taken of you, yes all of these are subtle hints that you may have added some girth to your frame. I've had all of these happen this year, and now it's time to pay the piper and try and get back into shape (other than round, which they tell me is a shape).
For regular readers of the blog, I really don't have to explain how this happened. In my case, it's simply having too many vices, and not enough virtues to balance them out. Some of my vices are my love of food, my inability to eat reasonable portions of it, and my larger than normal intake of alcoholic beverages. It's not unusual for me to eat a large breakfast, have a big cheeseburger for lunch and have a 3-4 course dinner 4 or
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3 of these are added to my caloric intake. The half an hour of exercise I do daily really isn't enough to combat all of these vices. This is definitely not a diet conducive to weight loss or even maintenance. It's pretty amazing that I don't weigh over 200 lbs already, so I probably have a pretty good metabolism in place, although it's not the metabolism I had as a youth. In my senior year of high school my brother Ace and I would eat dinner at 5, go play 3 games of racquetball at the Y, and then make the loser buy a 12" sub at Papa Franks, which we would eat 2 hours after Mom had made us dinner. I weighed 132 lbs then, and the 3 games of racquetball barely winded me. Now, I could probably play 3 games, back to back, but I know if I finished, I'd be more than an little winded. Of course, carrying 50 lbs more than I did back in high school, doesn't make it any easier to accomplish. So it is, what it is. I would not try to get back to that weight either, I'm allowing for the fact that I am older, slower, and I'm alright with carrying more lbs on me than the skinny, chicken wing slinging, kid I was back then. I'd like to lose about 20 lbs though and get my BMI into the healthy range. So how am I going to do it?
Incentive. That's what I need and my family is going to supply some of it for me. My sister, "She-Who- Shall-Not-Be-Named" is starting a 12 week weight lost contest on our family website, and I have joined it along with about 12 members of my family. I am a very competitive individual, so once I get involved in
As I finish this, I'd ask for your moral support in helping me reach my goal. I'll take both prayers and well wishes. If you need a DD in the next few months I am available (What? I said that I would stop drinking, not stop going out, after all) It's going to be an interesting couple of months, and I'm sure I'll share my progress with you on this blog. Wish me luck, and I'll let you know if I find that six-pack.