I am not a light person. Quite the opposite. I’m about 80 pounds overweight. about 3 years ago I lost 75 pounds. Most of it has come back. 😦 So, this year I’m starting again. And you’re coming with me…
“What does this have to do with Geekdom?” you ask? Not a whole lot. Except one of the things that I’m using for inspiration is the dramatic weight loss of Chris Pratt before he appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy.
I don’t think I’ll be quite as ab-happy as he is, but such a dramatic change like that is very inspiring.
At Christmas 2013, Wifey, my brothers and I challenged ourselves to lose 20 pounds by Christmas 2014. It didn’t happen for any of us! Not one of us did anything about losing weight. I started out strong, but then had an operation and back pain and a dozen other excuses to not work out. It became just another broken resolution.
But now I have a blog. I have a few people out there that actually check in on me once in a while. I’m going to do this live on the air this year. On the first day of each month I will do an official weigh-in. I’ll post the results here on BFG on the 2nd day of the month.
Here are some ways that you, the Blogs From Geekdom community, can help me out:
- Encouragement comments – “Way to go!” “Keep up the good work!” “You can do it!” “Whoa, you’re hot!”
- Pressure comments – “I don’t think you’re quite there.” “The month is almost over!”
- Light-hearted teasing comments – “That shirt would look better on Jabba the Hutt!”
- Advice comments – “I lost 125 pounds eating nothing but seaweed.” I don’t guarantee I’ll follow it, but maybe.
Last time I did this, Wifey gave me incentives for certain goals. At the first 20 pounds, she got her hair permed like I like, etc. My goal for this year is 50 pounds by Christmas. I think it’s very doable. I need to come up with some incentives for some of the in-between goals though. Feel free to comment some suggestions for that too.
So, here I go. The program begins today at 264 lbs. Less food, healthier eating choices, almost no soda, and lots of exercise. Let the insanity begin! I’m off to have a glass of water. Leave your comments below!