Tuesday, January 5, 2016

False Start, Offense, Five Yard Penalty, Repeat First Down

I can't sleep. I woke up at 3:50 AM this morning. I have been feeling a little down lately. There are several reasons for that, but one of them has to do with not starting my weight loss journey when I said that I would. That is mostly because I don't like to say I am going to do something and then not follow through. The holiday season is a tough time to start a weight loss program. Still, if I cannot exhibit self control at that time, why should I think I can any other time? So, I take full responsibility for that. I apologize for the false start.

I will just cut to the chase here, I gained a little under a half pound since my last weight loss post on December 18th. My current weight is 356.8 pounds. That is a gain of 0.4 pounds.

I have mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, gaining under a half pound over the holiday break doesn't seem all that bad. On the other hand, I was somewhat active over the break, getting in some decent step counts on some of those days.

Either way, the journey starts in earnest today. I am confident that I can lose some of this weight relatively easily just by cutting out soda consumption. I have not been eating an inordinate amount of calories, I have been drinking them. Well, that is not 100% true. I don't want to give the impression that I have been eating well. There are times when I certainly consume too much food as well. I just mean that if I had to select the biggest reason for my weight, it would have to be soda.

Today I will be logging my calories and keeping track of my steps. I am excited to get back on track. I am tired of being overweight and yearn to get back to a more healthy lifestyle. Now comes the hard part. Losing weight is not easy, but it is time to get started. Thank you for following along. The next blog post will be January 10th. Goodbye for now.


  1. Don't feel down Sheldon. Life is a journey... not a destination. We all go through these struggles in one way or another. And we all love you just the way you are. Best of luck on your journey and hope you have a fantastic year.

    1. Part of it is how good I felt when I had lost a lot of the weight the first time. Thanks for the encouragement.