Thursday, January 5, 2017


Hello and welcome to the January 5th weigh in post. I have been in a little bit of a somber mood lately. There are several reasons for this but one in particular has me reflecting on the day to day decisions that I have made and the possible consequences to come. More on that in a moment.

Since the previous weigh in just four short days ago I have nearly lost a half (0.4) pound. My current weight is 349.4 pounds. This brings my total weight loss to nearly eight and a half (8.4) pounds.

In my vlog post on YouTube I discuss the main reason for me being somber so I don't want to rehash that on the blog. You can find the vlog post here.

My Weight Loss Journey 1/5/2017 Vlog 4

I will say that it really drives home the idea that I need to be living a healthier life. There are some things that are not in our control but the day to day choices about what we consume and whether we get any exercise are in our control. I am pretty disappointed that I have allowed myself to get to this point. If I am being realistic about things, then I may well have shaved years off my life by not making smart decisions.

If those decisions were framed in the context of there eventual consequences, would anyone make them? The problem is, some people tend to not look at it that way. I am clearly guilty of that. Whatever excuses that I have made in the past are ridiculous. These are my choices and they do have consequences.

I apologize for the possible negative tone in this blog post. I need to hold myself accountable for my actions and it is hard to see where I have messed up and be happy about it.  I have been making changes but there is still lots of room for improvement. I need to do better.

The next weigh in will be January 10th. I am going to reapply myself to the task of losing weight. I want to drop another pound and a half by the next weigh in so that I will have lost ten pounds total. I hope to have good news soon. Goodbye!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sheldon! I watched your video and understand your somber week! Yes we both have to get our act in gear! Today I went to Trader Joe's and picked up a fewCRUTCHESS that might get me over the hurdle calorie wise! This is so hard but we have to do it!! Good luck this week!!