Saturday, September 9, 2017

A New Start

I have not updated the blog in quite some time. Part of the issue is that I feel like a fraud. I have tried to start up the weight loss blog so many times and failed that I feel like no one wants to hear about how I am back on the weight loss kick. We all know that words are cheap and that action speaks louder than words. To that end, I decided that before I write another blog post about me losing weight that I should prove it first. So, rather than posting about my intentions, I have been working on it for a few days now and have had some success.

This stemmed from a conversation with my parents. My father basically said that he was worried that he would outlive me. He is 81 by the say so this was a statement that really got my attention. As I thought about it, I realized that I have to do something. My kids need me around and this is not a joke or a game. I have a responsibility to my family to do that right thing.

I started to count calories on September 5th. Below is a breakdown of my weigh ins. I have been weighing daily to keep myself focused. Ordinarily, I don't like doing that because it makes one a little obsessed but at this point, being obsessed with losing weight could be just what I need.

Sept 5. - 377.4 pounds - Completely unacceptable.
Sept 6 - 375.2 pounds - 2.2 pounds lost.
Sept 7 - 374.4 pounds - 0.8 pounds lost.
Sept 8 - 374.0 pounds - 0.4 pounds lost.
Sept 9 - 371.0 pounds - 3.0 pounds lost.

Since September 5th I have lost 6.4 pounds. This is a good start. I know that this will only get more difficult. I also know there will be days that I don't lose anything or possibly even gain but I must do this. It is far too important to ignore any longer. I know that I have said this in the past. I am excited to prove it. I am not certain how frequently I will update the blog. I was thinking about only doing it when weight loss milestones were hit, like maybe every five pounds of weight loss or something. I will have to think about it. I hope that you follow along. Until next time, so long!