There was a post on Chip's blog back in February about his need to slim down a little because of his upcoming 10 year high school reunion. Seeing that Chip and I go back a long way (about 28 years now), I can't let him outdo me because I'll be at that same high school reunion this summer. So...I've decided to lose 10 pounds (a modest amount).
I started out really good last Friday. When I went to the gym I weighed in at 195.6. When I left the gym about 2 hours later I weighed 194.0 on the same set of scales. Now that's a weight loss program for you (not sure how that actually happened).
Here's my game plan for the month of April:
1. No cokes (easy). Where I grew up "coke" is the name of any product which falls under the category of soft drinks. If you wanted some drink other than an actual coke-a-cola the conversation would go something like this (What would you like to drink? I'll take a coke. What kind? A Mountain Dew please.) Sorry to get side tracked, but this was an important point :)
2. No desserts (really hard for me to do).
My goal is to be 185 at my seminary graduation on May 13. I wrote all this so you wonderful people can hold me accountable.
As a side note to all of this I was thinking about the times when I go running. I was imagining how much easier and faster I could run if I lost about 20 pounds. My legs would have 20 less pounds of me to carry around. Brilliant thought, huh. If you've actually read all of this random babbling...you've got a lot of free time.