I just stepped on the scale yesterday morning.
It said I weigh 286 pounds – that’s 101 pounds more than I weighed when I graduated from high school!
I’m only 41 years old, but if I want to live for another 40-50 years or more, then I guess I need to start losing a lot of weight right now. You don’t see very many 300-pound men walking around in their 80s, and there’s a reason for that…
They’re all dead.
So, after stepping off the scale, I decided that I’m taking a different path. My obesity has been stripping away years and even decades from my life, but maybe it’s not too late to get those years back – at least, some of them.
We’re pretty lucky to have a little gym here in our condo complex. It’s not much of a gym, just a multi-station for lifting weights and a few cardio machines, but it’s enough to burn up some calories and improve my health. So last night I walked over there after dinner and did several sets of pulldowns and chest presses. It wasn’t much of a workout – maybe just 30 minutes or so, maybe 15 sets total with fairly light weights – but it got my heart pumping and my muscles burning and my sweat dripping, so I think it counts.
And I think I’ll do it again tonight when I get home.
Let’s hope I stick with it this time — not like last time when I was going to do pushups every day…
Should I Set A Weight Loss Goal?
This is the point where I would talk about how I have all these goals and I have this great plan and I’ll do THIS and I’ll do THAT and WATCH OUT WORLD because I’m going to lose SO MUCH weight and blah blah blah. See, that’s why I’m feeling so burned out on blogging lately. I’m all talk and no action (or not much action, at least).
So maybe I’m not going to waste my time right now coming up with goals and plans and all that. My only goal is to walk back over to that gym again tonight and do SOMETHING.
That’ll be good enough for now.