Lost Kid

60 Lb KidThe kid in the picture weighs 60lbs. That’s how much I’ve got to lose.

Right now I weigh 240lbs and according to some website that Miranda got on, at my age and height, I should be 178 to be healthy. That means I’ve gotta lose that kid and a couple more pounds.

I decided that if I blogged about my progress – my ups and downs – I might be more motivated to actually stick to this whole lifestyle change. If I know you guys are watching me and I have to update you every week, then I’ll feel a little positive peer pressure to do well. So. . .I guess this is the beginning of a weekly series of blogs where I’ll update you on my progress. Also thought I’d post a picture each week. (Maybe I’ll actually see the difference and be motivated too. – Of course that could work against me too, but. . .well, I’m gonna give it a shot.)

240 Lbs - Yuck!!
240 Lbs - Yuck!!

The good news is that Miranda is doing this with me, but she doesn’t want to be quite so public with it all.

I’m already an “old dad,” and I’m not willing to risk being a “dead dad” so I’ve got to do this. I want to be a part of my kids lives and well. . .I haven’t been so motivated before.

So the plan is – eat more healthy, exercise regularly, and enjoy life. (Oh – I’m also using a cpap now and hopefully sleeping better.) My goal this week is simply to get up and exercise, eat better, and make an appointment with the doctor. I’ll let you know how it goes.

So there’s my first pic. 240 lbs. Yuck!!

4 Replies to “Lost Kid”

  1. that’s really funny. come to think of it, i lost a kid back in high school. i weighed 220 and came down to 160, so it can be done.

  2. Good for you!!! Keep it going! David and I decided to make a lifestyle change in January. We aren’t dieting, we are changing to living a more healthy lifestyle. I’ve lost 22 lbs, and David has lost 26. It’s slow going, but we’re working toward being healthier.

  3. so proud of you.. if you need any help or advice, I’m here! …you know, since I do this for a living now. 😉

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