52 Pounds in 52 Weeks!
January 1st, 2016:
At age 41, it really becomes about quality of life. I am not me these days. I haven't been who I am in a long while, and I only have me to blame. I no longer have that gusto - hiking 1000 Days in a row seems like eons ago...
The weight in the picture above is correct. I did not "water up", because if I had, I could have easily reached 255. I only shared a bottle of champagne with my wife on New Year's Eve, and we were in bed before 11:00pm. So, I wasn't feeling all full and bloated, which means, I've become accustomed to this obesity and at 5'10", this weight is no longer acceptable!
In the past I have entered fat loss contests; will lose 30 pounds in 6 weeks. Perhaps I could still do that, but I really don't think so. I feel like crap. In fact, I stayed home from work the past two days and I bet if I was living healthier, this darn flu bug would not have hit me so hard.
Life is a marathon - I think I can do this without going absolutely bonkers. I figure, at first I won't change much. It will be in my head. Losing a pound a week to start should be as simple as cutting my weekly bottle of IPA. I don't drink much, but when I do drink, it's IPA :)
I took some top heavy shots as well, but I am too embarrassed to share them. I suppose come January 1, 2017, I will show the before and after. I'm not looking to be chiseled. I have no interest in running another marathon or hiking the highest peak. Instead, I just want to be able to do the normal things without being so darn blah!
Excuses; but I am addicted to work. And beyond my JOB, I also work on other projects and then wind down with a few games of chess. --I'll figure this out, I hope. I think I have diabetes or possibly a thyroid condition, but with no health insurance and as stubborn as I am; forget about it! I blame myself and if xxx Once I get myself back on track if I still feel wrong, then maybe I'll say, "What's Up Doc!"
Ha, that's all for now. I have some work to do, but check back each week as I update my progress. Oh, and of course, when I do go on hikes or something cool like that, I will for sure share!
Happy New Year 2016!