Saturday, March 23, 2019

Way Too Long

I am reticent to even write this post to be honest. Putting oneself out there on a subject like weight loss is great when you are doing well but what I have found is that I begin to feel like a phony when I attempt to start again. I have heard many times that the most successful people in the world failed quite a bit before becoming successful. I am hoping that this can be true of my weight loss journey as well. Anyone that has followed my journey will know that I have started and stopped many times now. For those that have followed it since the beginning, I did lose close to 100 pounds the first time. I write all this because it is difficult for me to put a stake in the ground and tell you that I am going to do this. In my mind, there will be those that say, "Yeah right, we have heard that before." But that assumes anyone even reads this blog. Haha. At least I have not lost my sense of humor.

Still, I must decide to do this. The thing that helped me in the past was knowing that I was going to make my weight loss journey public and that would keep me accountable. So, here we go. I just weighed in this morning and my current weight is 388 pounds even. I have a lot of work to do. I plan to weigh in weekly now simply because that affords me a weekend to write these blog posts. I will log my calories with the Lose It app. Let me know if anyone wants to follow me there. I will log my activity using my Apple Watch. I may or may not log my weekly calorie consumption vs. burn numbers inside each blog post. I had made a separate post for that in the past just for my own records.

I am pretty excited to start this process again. It is very much needed. Hopefully some people will find this content interesting or perhaps even find motivation as well. That would be incredible. To that end, I will be posting links to my Facebook account. Hopefully people do that find that super annoying. I am always conflicted by it but on the other hand it is very similar to a regular FB post in that I am sharing how I am doing and what is going on in my life. Anyway, I will stop rambling now. Check back next Saturday to see how much progress has been made. Oh, I forgot to mention that my goal is the same as it has always been. I want to weigh in under 200 pounds. Technically, I would love to get back to my high school weight of 175 pounds but that would be the extra push after the big initial goal. Until next time, goodbye!


  1. Sheldon I'm very proud of you. Whether you lose weight or not, you are good people and you are not defined by your weight. I believe that you only fail if you stop trying. There are many falls in any endeavor, but you just keep getting back up. You have such courage putting your weight loss journey "out there," and I really admire that. You got this brother!!
    Love you.