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New Year and New Routines

 I am generally not a New Years resolution type of person. If I am being honest with myself, I am too lazy and too fickle to stick to any regiment. I feel it is silly to set expectations for myself that I know I will just forget about and give up on. I don't know if that makes me a pessimist or and optimist? I feel indifferent about it, I believe. The new year is at the end of a long holiday season and generally realize my good habits slack during the holidays, especially in regards to eating and health. I know enough about myself to admit that. So, I guess I know I need to respond to this waning of dietary discipline and refocus my efforts on getting myself back into a healthy state of nutrition and body awareness. I just want to feel better and be less self-conscious about my body. It really is taxing and robs a ton of joy from my life.  So, I am once again "working it", by counting calories in my phone app and making sure to cut out as much sugar from my diet. I have b
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I have some work to do

Back at it again. 242 pounds currently. It is 2022 and I have some weight to lose once again. I have some new goals for myself this year and I want to really dial in my weight and exercise routine.  I am looking to start counting calories again an focus on creating a deficit each day to trim up and get lean again. This time, I want to also add more cardio and maybe some weight lifting.  It is my goal this year to get leaner, stronger and play more golf. This year will hopefully be the most active I will have been in many years. Onto a lighter me!

Back on the wagon

 It has been several months since I posted last, but I wanted to provide an update on my weight loss status. I relaxed my efforts over the holidays a bit, but I am happy to say that I only gained about 5 lbs. I am very happy with this. I used this time as a way to see if I could maintain my weight for an extended amount of time. I feel successful in this and I am now ready to start the last stage of my weight loss journey. Currently, I am at 220.8 pounds and pushing to create calorie deficits each day. This will be the hardest stretch for me as I know I am beginning to plateau in my ability to just control my intake. I am looking to add a light workout program that will create additional calorie loss and hopes that it will get me to my goal of 185 lbs by May. I am excited and motivated to get this goal met. Onto a lighter me!

Sticking with it!

It is has been a rough few months, but at the same time very exciting.  My family and I have moved into a brand new home this Summer and that is amazing. But, the stress and anxiety of moving during a quarantine was not easy, especially with the accelerated time table we had to sell our old home. It was just hard. Then there has been the California fires and the inability for us to go outside for over a full month due to smoke. It has been a double whammy of isolation and it has taken its toll on our family as I am sure it has on other families.  My personal weight loss goals had been on pause as I was trying to continue to work from home and parent full-time. During this whole time, I have not been able to lose weight at my desired rate, but I am thankful that I have not gained any weight. That is a victory! That changed as of this last week. I started to aggressively watch my calories again this last week and I am happy to say that I am now down to 214lbs! That is a total of 61 pound

What An Awesome Milestone

I did it! 50 pounds lost! Throughout this process of losing weight, I have learned many things about myself and my lifestyle choices. Specifically in regards to my eating habits and the general lack of care for my body. I felt ashamed at the start not only because of my obesity, but also the lack of care for one of the greatest gifts God has given me, my body. I have learned that I need to not take my body for granted, because it is the reason I am alive. I want to live and I want to be around for many more decades to enjoy this life with my God, wife, children, family and friends. Life is never guaranteed as each day can bring whatever it does, but I feel better today knowing that I am trying my best to take care of my body so I can take care of my loved ones. Today I celebrate this accomplishment and boy it is a great feeling. I really am proud of myself for hitting this goal. I still have a ways to go still, but this was a milestone that I have been looking forward to for a long tim

Perseverance is the key to success

Perseverence is the key to success. I have heard this quote before used in many contexts, but it has become a reality for me lately. During this unprecedented time of Covid-19 quarantine, I have been challenged in many ways. Challenged to be a good husband, a good father and a good employee. It has not been easy and it has been a heavy burden to carry. I have struggled to maintain the balance of all these things and I have failed more drastically then when I was able to leave the house each day to separate these responsibilities physically. It has been a learning experience for me in how to control my thoughts, speak only after thinking and generally controlling myself when I get frustrated or tired. But, it has not been all bad. I have had more time to spend with my family and that ultimately is a good thing. This season has reminded me to be more present and more involved in the day by day routine of our household. Learning to share the responsibility of looking after our child