Sunday, February 25, 2018

Getting Started

Welcome back! In case you missed my last blog post, I am back on my weight loss journey. Today is the first weigh in since I started on my birthday just three days ago. I typically weigh every fifth day. Usually that would be the 5th, 10, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th on those months that have 30 days. My plan right now is to do a video blog update on the 1st of every month. I like this idea because then I would be able to see my transformation captured in video format. What do you think?

I was able to make some progress in these three short days. Getting started is always difficult because it is hard to break patterns of behavior and start new ones. If I had to rate myself on how well I accomplished this it would probably only be a C+. I had one day where I went a little overboard and that is always disappointing. Still, as long as I have more positive days than negative, I should lose weight. That was the case for this weigh in.

I was able to drop a little more than 1 pound (1.2) since February 22nd. My current weight is 380.0 pounds. At this weight I know that I can do better. On the other hand, three days is not a very long time frame to do it in.

The next weigh in will be on February 1st. I will have a write up here summarizing my monthly progress and will also have an accompanying video blog post as well. Keep your eyes out for that and thanks for following along. Time to get busy. Goodbye for now!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hello and welcome to the resistance. Today is my birthday! Woohoo! I am 44 years old today. While it is a happy day it is also a day to reflect on some things. One of those things is the elephant in the room. Pun intended. I need to start up the weight loss blog again. I am always torn on trying to do this because there is a side of me that says, "You have said this before." People don't want to hear how you are going to start this up again. Maybe there is some truth to that but I need to do this anyway so hopefully some of you are still in my corner.

So, for quite some time now my weight has been right around 380 pounds. I weighed yesterday because I knew that I was going to use my birthday to put a stake in the ground on this journey. Yesterday I weighed in at 382.4 pounds. I also weighed today and that came in at 381.8. So I have gotten just a little bit of a head start.

Birthday's are probably not the best time to start a weight loss journey but here is the thing, life is full of reasons and opportunities to not manage what you eat well. It is easy to say after the holidays I am going to get serious. But the holidays are going to roll around again a year from now and how will you manage then? I am saying this for myself as much as anything because I am guilty of having done that in the past as well.

That being said, we are going out to eat tonight. The mistake that I make sometimes is trying to be so restrictive that I lose my desire to continue. I will admit, that hasn't happened in quite some time, obviously. I keep thinking it was "just a few years ago" as I said in a YouTube video I uploaded to accompany this post (Find the link below) and in looking into it, my previous journey where I lost close to 100 pounds was back in 2012.

My next weigh in will be on February 25th. Even though we will celebrate my birthday tonight, I am going to do my best to have progress to report by then. Thanks for following along and not giving up on me! Until next time, goodbye!

P.S. Check out my YouTube video by clicking the link below.

My Weight Loss Journey 2/22/2018 Vlog 1

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How To Manage Wireless Settings On A Mac

I have created a short video that demonstrates how to manage wireless settings on a Mac. Please feel free to view the video on my YouTube channel. You can access the video by clicking the link below.

How To Manage Wireless Settings On A Mac