70 lbs or bust!

A couple of days ago, I announced to my family, and friends that I am going to lose weight. I've tried, on my own before, and had modest results, but I never really pledged or promised I would do it. I wasn't accountable to anyone, nevermind myself. It was too easy to stop.

This time is different. I've guaranteed I'll lose the weight. Anything less will bring me shame and be a complete failure. I've told the people closest to me that this is what I'm doing.

Anyone who knows me personally knows that when I say something this strongly, I stick to it. And I will.

No more junk food, no more unhealthy meals, and eat regular-sized portions. Exercise every day. Now I've said it to all of you, too. There is no turning back!

I want to lose 70 lbs by April 24, 2001. I'm not going to tell you how much I weigh right now, because frankly, that embarasses me a bit more than I'm willing to embarass myself on my own home page. My family and closest friends know, and that's good enough. :-)

Some people tell me that I can't lose 70 lbs. in a year. That's good, because that means I'm going to have to try really hard. And if I don't lose 70 lbs., because it's totally unrealistic, so be it. I can accept that when the time comes.

I've been eating better and exercising now for 3 days, and I already feel a lot better. I have more energy, and I can concentrate better as a result.

TTYL, I'm going for my bike-ride while it's still nice out today!

Written on April 28, 2000