My bloggin buds Wyatt, RT, Ssssteve, and a few others are challenging themselves and eachother by reporting their weights to eachother and publically monitoring their diets and exercise through their blog sites. RT is even going to mail out prizes (Ho-Ho's and trips to the local chocolatier I hope) to those who display the most progress.
I sat by earlier this summer as I watched their posts while shoveling my head full of chips and salsa (my favorite snack) while washing it down with a Mexican beer... or 4, as they performed the same challenge with eachother and had wonderful results. I figure it's time I join in considering I'm at least 35 lbs over my desired weight. At 5' 10" and now a bit more stocky than I was in my youth I think weighing in at 185 would be ideal.
Right now I'm 218.2 lbs...
So it's time to hold myself accountable for my weight/health. This is new for me for I've always been the smallest person in my class growing up. I had always been athletic, slim, and in excellent health. 10 years of marraige later (and man my wife can COOK!), 5 kids later, and 10,000 barbeques later... things have changed. I've adopted the figure of a pear. Meanwhile my kids are getting older (Tyler will hit double digits in a month and a half) and interested in sports, and I'm getting dusted by my kids on their bikes.
Labor Day we went to the park and I found myself panting while playing baseball... BASEBALL?!? You've got to be kidding me! THERE'S NO PANTING IN BASEBALL!!!
It is on... no excuses, I live right down the street from the town's park with wooded walking trails and it's time I hit 'em each morning. It's time I put away the cerveza and pick up the water bottle. It's time I shrink my eating portions... It's time.
Thanks Wyatt and RT for encouraging me and getting me motivated to be the hot stud my wife fell in love with all over again...
...now, any of you reading this decide to get involved and not be ashamed to proclaim your weight, comment here or at RT's to document weekly progress. It's all good, we're all family here... the upside way outweights the downside of public disclosure, so don't be shy! Let's get to where we need to be together!