Thursday, January 20, 2011


Saturday, January 1, 2011

End of 2010

Okay, so I want (wanted) to lose some weight this year, to get in better shape.

I wrote this part of this post on January 1st, 2010:


Here it is, the start of a whole new year. A whole new decade, to some. And here I am, still overweight and regretting the fact that I wasn't better at trying to do something about it.

My weight, as of 1/1/2010 is 214.2 pounds. Not good, for my height!

So, let's see if I can do it this year. What weight do I want to get to?

Well, for my height, build and sex, an 'ideal weight' is somewhere between 142 and 148. Not sure if that is reasonable for me, since I have always been a bit stocky (or husky, if you want to go with the lovely 70s/80s term I dreaded when shopping for clothes).

So, I will aim for 160 pounds. Any more than that will be a big bonus. But that sounds good to me. What that means is I have one year to try and lose 54.2 pounds.

Wow. Okay, well I can do it, right? Time will tell. I will leave this post sitting in the draft bin here, and will not check it or update it until December 30th, 2010. I will add what the year has been like for me, exercise- and weight-wise, and what my weight is then.

I hope I can do it this year!


And here is what I added to this post on December 30, 2010:


Okay, joking aside I did lose some weight.

Last week, the scale said 199.something. Today it was 203.8.

Not down to 160.

But I did exercise more, in the form of walking with our two dogs almost every single day. So, while I didn't lose what I planned to lose, I am not that upset over it. I am healthy, my doc is happy with what I am doing and I am okay with who I am, definitely more so now than I was this time last year.

Here's to more walking and staying healthy!

And a happy & healthy 2011 to all of you, too!