Monday, November 30, 2009

What do I see?

The Healthy Reflection that I got today from spark people was about setting goals and a vision of where I want to be. I don’t think I really ever set goals or thought this is where I will be when I am this old. It’s easy to go through life without goals then you really never disappoint yourself. How can you fail if you have nothing to benchmark yourself with? I look around and I would seem to have made a good living, plenty of friends and a family that loves me. These things I never planned for they just happened. I have gone through life letting life take me not the other way around. What would happen if I really set a goal or two? Could I actually achieve something I set out to do? Not something that someone asked me to do but something that I really wanted to do.

The Reflection asked “What do I see”?

I have set my goal to be 240 lbs by March 2011. I have a plan and I will follow that plan. Hopefully this blog will get me on the straight and narrow. It’s time to stop stumbling, hoping that I reach my goal and to take a positive path.

As for my day the food was good, I swam 40 laps at the “Y”. The bad part is I ended a relationship that I really did not want to, but had to, for both our sakes.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Post

Time to start keeping a blog about my weight loss.

I started this journey in May of 2009 at 431 lbs. I had just left the doctors to see what was going on with my knees and after the x-rays and him poking and prodding he just looked at me and said "what do you expect'. You 200 or more pounds over weight and your knees are telling you that's it.

I asked what could be done and all he said was lose weight and come back then. Man talk about a great bed side manner. But that started it off and now I am on my way.

So I decided that I would get down to the weight I was when I graduated college. Two hundred and forty pounds, but instead of fad diets I would change my life style and eat right and exercise. I found this website "Spark people" and it seems to be helping me keep track of my food and exercise and the change was on.

This is for me and know one else. Well maybe the two cats, someone needs to be around to feed them.

The other thing is today is my 23rd anniversary of not drinking, so miracles do happen.