Target = 225 by 1/1/07

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!

5 thoughts on “Target = 225 by 1/1/07

  1. Good luck. I’m right there with you; believe it or not. I think you are smart by not jumping into anything really radical like an all liquid diet, Atkins, or anything else. Does this mean you won’t try the new Zach’s?

  2. I feel your pain Ted. I’m trying to lose 57 lbs. by next summer. I’m doing Weight Watcher’s and exercising 30 minutes a day on the treadmill. It ain’t easy. Good luck!

  3. I’m glad that Kaiser is helping you to Thrive. One of the few things I found that I can control is what goes in my mouth. However food can/is an addiction and you will certainly struggle with it. While my journey to angry thin vs. happy fat was through Atkins I can assure you that no matter what variant of diets/excersise it all comes down to will power. And as Tina can atest will power is much easier when others are supporting you.

    Good luck man and know that next time I see you I’ll be nagging you about your diet.

  4. Good luck and you are doing it the right way by taking small steps and making attainable goals. We are all in your corner and will support you all the way. It helps when you have people cheering you on from the sidelines. Just look at me. If I can do it, so can you!

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