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Author: The Better Half

We all know who the better half is and I'll tell you a secret...it's not me.
Monday Mehs

Monday Mehs

I didn’t post anything yesterday primarily because I was watching football. I kept to my daily Bites and ended the day with only about 9 Bites until the max… not bad.

Today I was at work all day and I noticed something. When you’re busy, you don’t eat as much. I’m sitting here typing at 5:15pm with 36 Bites left for the day…going to be interesting.

Laters

My Goals

My Goals

Ok, so tomorrow is the big first day. I wanted to make a brief mention of my goals. A lot of people mention size changes for clothes or whatever. I want the poundage back. So my goal is…. (drum roll)

I want to get to 225 lbs by the end of 2018.

What???? Seriously??? I can hear the eye rolls. I can smell the judgement in the air (and what the Rock is cooking). I was at 215 when I left high school. I don’t know if that’s possible at my age so I’m trying for 225. The big thing is that I just want to feel better. The Other Half is desperate for me to live longer so I figure this is a good first step.

Selah

Tracking

Tracking

I’m going to be using two methods to track my changes.

1. Activity – I bought a tracker called a Misfit Shine 2 Link. I thought about getting a Fitbit but with the Shine I won’t have to charge it constantly. It runs off a watch battery.

2. Food – I’m using something called iTrackBites. It uses a calculation between several different categories (calories, fat, etc). We call those Bites. I have so many a day that I’m trying to stay under. NO it is not that famous company owned by Oprah. This is their own thing and the calculations aren’t the same now.

Tomorrow will be the first weigh in. Tonight I’ll be posting the “before” picture (ugh).

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January 4 – Evening

January 4 – Evening

I won’t be make posts this late. Generally because I’m pushing my own bedtime. Tomorrow will be filled with work, doctor visits, gym visits, shopping and all the things I loath…love, I mean love.

However, I will be picking up my activity tracker and getting to know that better as well as my techno-babble journal for food, activity, etc. I’m sure you all find this captivating, but hey it’s the start. Tomorrow’s blog will be most likely be bits and pieces too. Saturdays should be a full review of the trackers and the god-awful before picture. Not looking forward to that. But I’m not going to give up before it starts. Otherwise I never would have done this crap.

Until then

Selah

Taking it to a new level

Taking it to a new level

OK, ok, ok so this is not just another BS blog. I’m going to try to make it halfway decent. Just to set you up for the type of quality of writing…it will be full of typos, grammatical errors, and just really annoying, bad stuff. The point behind all of this is to force myself out of a bubble. I am terrified of this, but I think it’s the best way to keep me honest about my health. So all of you will watch me do it or not if it offends you. Much of what you will see here will be a daily diary of what I ate, how I feel about it and myself, and so forth. I resolve to weigh myself once a week so we can keep track. There will be (ech) pictures (NO, no naked gross things) showing the before, midpoint and after so we can see if I lived up to my own brand of bullshit. Oh and FYI, some cursing may be involved so avert the little kiddies eyes.

All of this will begin on Sunday January 7, 2018. More blog posts will come very soon regarding the tools I’ll be using to track the weight, activity, and my own musings. I am serious about this.  I’m 48 years old and I need some change in my life. With some luck, this will do the job or make me hide in a corner. Either way, it should be worth a good laugh.

Selah