Monday, March 20, 2017


No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. For me, the temptation the past few days has been to quit. Quitting seems like the easiest way out of something that is hard. It is also much easier than being honest about one's shortcomings. I tell myself that no one wants to read a blog about missed opportunities and struggles. I don't ever want to make excuses but the temptation to quit instead of writing another blog post about "how I will do better next time" was intense. Yet, I cannot be a quitter. I have too much at stake. Although I love having my friends and family follow along on my journey, this blog needs to be about me being real with myself first and foremost. While I would like each post to detail incredible success each and every time, that is not going to be realist. I will struggle. But I know that every step forward is progress and moves me that much closer to my goals. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Here is my accompanying YouTube video for this post linked below.

My Debt & Weight Loss Journey 3/20/2017 Vlog 2

On the debt side of things, I am pleased with my progress. I was able to pay down the balance on card #1 by more than a hundred dollars. That is not bad considering that I post these blog updates every five days. I do not believe I will be able to pay off card #1 by the next blog post however so I will not share details about card #2 just yet. That information will very likely be included next time. Here are the detailed numbers.

Card #1: Starting balance as of 3/15 = $237.57
Card #1: Balance as of 3/20: $107.54
Debt paid since prior post: $130.03
Total debt paid: $130.03

The weight loss numbers were not what I had hoped. For the March 20th weigh in, I lost a little more than a half pound (0.6). My current weight is 359.4 pounds. My total weight loss is a little more than a half pound (0.6)

I should have lost much more weight than this. The last few days I did not follow my plan well at all. I need to start walking as well. Losing weight at a decent pace is much easier when you burn the candle at both ends so to speak. Managing the calories consumed and the calories burned is important.

I wrote in my last blog post that I would let my actions speak for themselves and they have. My actions did not warrant much weight loss and that is the reality that I am living. I guess that I can only hope that those who read my blog don't quit on me. I will get where I am going, but I cannot promise there will not be hills and valleys. Maybe that is what makes a journey interesting. Thanks for following along. Until next time, goodbye!

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