I am starting this off frustrated already. I just made my first post, but forgot to save it and lost it. It was a good post too. Now I can’t remember what I said. So it’s kind of appropriate that I am back at the beginning. This is how most of my plans to to lose weight always begin. I have a new plan though. My plan is not to lose weight, but to get healthier. This is a struggle for me. It is a constant battle…actually that’s wrong. It’s a war. You see I am in love with bad food, sitting on my butt, and making up excuses, but at 40 years old things need to change. I decided that Jan 1st, 2014 would be the time for that change, so of course I spent the holidays being as unhealthy as I possibly can be. BIG MISTAKE. It’s making it so much harder to start.
I am actually starting this blog later than I should have. I started my journey on Jan 1st. I gave up bread and all bread-like foods (cakes, crackers, pretzels, etc.) for the month of January. I also have decided to cut out all of the major sweets that I can. It’s been tough already and I am only 4 days in.
This blog will document my journey and hopefully keep me motivated and vigilant throughout the process. I have given up too many times before. I am too old to keep starting over. So this is it. I will do my best to keep this entertaining, which shouldn’t be hard since I will most likely be embarrassing myself as often as possible. I am not an expert on nutrition or exercise. I will not be using pills, supplements, programs or surgery in the process of getting healthier. I am only using diet and exercise. Hopefully, with my wife’s help (she knows quite a bit about this stuff), I will be able to get a little healthier throughout 2014 and make some changes to my everyday life that are better for me. It will be hell. That I am sure of.
Weight loss is not my goal, but it is a good measuring stick. That and BMI are how I will track my journey. I hope this awful nightmare that I will be going through is entertaining for you and that in the end (not that I foresee an actual end to a healthier me) I will be happy that I did this.
As of Jan 1 my weight was 261.4 and my BMI 33.56 (OUCH).