I went in and got a physical today and the doctor and I discussed my weight. There’s no argument, I’m overweight. Hell, I’m fat, I can admit that. I weighed in at 245 pounds today. Not the heaviest I’ve ever been, but close. Damn close.
So, what am I going to do about it? We discussed a target weight of 210 (he’s aware that the “ideal” 185 is never gonna happen) and I’m going to tier it down a bit to make it more easily manageable: I’m going to shoot for 225 pounds by January 1st. That’s only 20 pounds and a pretty good starting-off point. I can do this.
How am I going to do this? I’m going to start simply enough and just eat three meals a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I almost never eat breakfast (coffee doesn’t count) or lunch (a handful of nuts or a corn dog doesn’t count) and eat a frozen dinner and then snack away all night. That will stop. I am going to have three meals a day. Even if it’s just a banana or protein bar for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch, I need to get my metabolism back. Dinner will, honestly, probably still subsist of something microwavable, but I will cut my snacking back to virtually nil. I know I’m not going to be able to completely stop snacking… Hell, I got a new popcorn popper for my birthday last week, but popcorn’s not too bad a snack. I’ll just cut the amount of butter I use and add more seasonings (pepper, seasoned salt, etc.). Nor am I going to stop eating the occasional bowl of ice cream. I will, however, stop going to the kitchen damn-near every commercial break for a piece of chocolate or toast or toaster-waffle or, or or….
So, target weight for 1/1/07 is 225 pounds. Ideal target is 210 or less. Wish me luck!