This is my starting point for another try at dropping some weight. The good thing about this number is that I weighed 222 two weeks ago before Thanksgiving and all the -over-eating I did this whole weekend.
While I won’t report it here everyday, I will weigh myself each day and keep track of my progress.
This goal is just a little bigger than I want it to be right now.
I need to start by losing 5 pounds, then 10….
I weighed in this morning 221 big ones.
My goal to lose 30 pounds is not going well at all. Then I wanted to lose 15 pounds and get below 200. That is not going anywhere either.
So, today, August 8th, 2006 I am setting the goal to lose 5 pounds. I would like to weigh 210 pounds by the middle of September, the 15th to be exact.
I will do this by:
Snacking less, and not at all after 9:00 pm
Walking more. The dog needs to walk too.
Eating right. Not too much at meals.
Telling others what I am trying to do.
Getting off my backside and going outside.
The other day I was sent some pictures of myself twenty-two years ago. It was sad. I want to be that skinny again. I want to be able to eat like that kid did. Interestingly enough, I also went to the doctor last week. He said I was in great shape but that I needed to lose a few pounds and the best way to do that was 10 pounds at a time and to make permanent changes in my diet and exercise. Then he told me to go to the lab and have a routine blood test. Oddly enough, the next day the doctor’s office called that night and said the doctor wanted to talk to me about my blood test.
Never good news.
Turns out my cholesterol is off the charts, well not off the charts actually, it’s chart-able. I have an overall cholesterol of 300 and an LDL (bad cholesterol) of 243. The doctor threatened to put me on statin drugs if I did not promise to change my wicked ways.
So now I only get one small helping of meat. I am eating more fruit. I am eating a whole grain breakfast. I am trying to eat less. IT IS SO HARD!!! We are now cooking with olive oil. In short I am trying to make the changes that are necessary to now, not only lose weight but to lower my cholesterol.
The main thing that is lacking is I have to get off my butt and do some real exercise. Oh, I go for walks almost every day, and I have ridden my bike to work a few times. Now I need to get that mattress off my back about an hour earlier and swim, bike, jog, or do something that gets me breathing hard for 40 or more minutes. (That rules out sex, as that only takes me one tenth that amount of time, dang-it)
SO, if you see me, or talk to me, call me fat boy and ask me if I have exercised lately. I will pout and cry and say I am trying to. You keep after me. I need it.
Okay, I have decided to set a short term goal of dropping below 200 pounds. I have set 198 since 199 is too close and could fluctuate. 198 will show that I have definitely dropped below 200.
That’s 14 pounds. Seven Weeks? June 16th is the day then.
Started my morning racquetball again this morning after taking a month off.
Also walked to work.
Well, after visiting my mom for a few days, I somehow managed to come home a pound lighter. Mom is Italian and loves to cook. Obviously, my losing a pound makes her a failure.
I hope to be below 200 by Thanksgiving and stay there through the holidays.
Off to Krispy Kreme now….NOT!
Now I want to lose it all in 6 days.