The last time I posted anything on here was November, 2010. I was a very faithful poster on here for 4 months solid. My goal was to use this place, the support you all provide, and the daily accountablity to finally get my fat Butterbelly lean and sexy once again.
It didn’t work.
Yeah, I lost 11 pounds, but they were back 4 months later.
So, what did I do when I found I gained them back in March of 2011? Well, I started a new diet. It was a cycle I was used to being on throughout my adult life. The result of all this dieting and focus was that I steadily gained weight nearly each and every year.
So, this time I chose to go the Low-Carb route. Its a path that served me well (albeit temporarily) in they year 2000. Within a couple months I was down 18 pounds before falling off the wagon again. My tennis game was a bit better during the summer, but as soon as the weather turned cold and I lost my diet focus, I returned home from a wonderful Thanksgiving trip weighing in at 261; 10 pounds of my 18 pound loss had returned. No big surprise.
Its quite amusing to me that I then weighed the same as I did the year before. One year of NOT posting on here led me to…nowhere.
So, I went full board on the low-carb bandwagon. With the last few days of November and all of December full of meat, eggs, cheese and salads, I was down 13 pounds to start 2012 at 248. The first time in as long as I can remember where I started the year under 250 pounds. In fact, I have only BEEN under 250 pounds twice in the past 14 years or so.
So, here we are in March 2012. I lost 9 in January and 5 in February. Currently sitting at 233 pounds. Should I get excited or is this the same ‘ole same ‘ole?
I am 48 years old and six feet nothing tall. I am not sure where I should be, but I know I will throw a party when I hit 199.
This is the point where I tend to give up. Three months of dedicated focus to my diet and exercise is a long time for me.
This time, things feel different. I am still motiviated. I am convienced I am doing it the right way. I feel good. I am never hungry. I am eating like a lean person should.
I enjoy writing, and I enjoy seeing how others are doing on their healthy journey. I intend on seeing this thing to completion.
I welcome any and all companions for the path ahead.