Thursday, October 13, 2005

My First Post

Hmmm..... Not too sure what I should write here. I'm sure in the future I'll blather on and on about what's bother me or what has irritated me or some other piece of nonsense. I'll probably start off with my weight loss goal.

I'm a tall guy, I've been blessed with the gift of height. I'm 6 foot tall, while I don't think that's "all that" I've been told it's kinda tall. My dad it 6'2". I've always looked up to him and will continue to do so even when he's shorter than I (due to age).

Also, I'm a big guy. I'm currently just under 300 pounds. I've been told I hold it well because I'm tall (see previous paragraph). I've wondered if people look at me and think "damn, that dude is huge. How did he let himself get that big." Well, for the record, I didn't just wake up one day and had gained 100 lbs. It's been a gradual thing over the last 20 years. I don't WANT to be this big. I'm now doing something about it. I've lost 35 lbs since August 1st, 2005. My goal is to get down to 200 lbs. That sounds big, but I think I'd look like a stick figure if I got smaller. Would/will I go under 200?? Who knows. I'll just have to see what I look like when I hit that mark.

I will tell you that I'm not a fat guy that wonders how he got that way. I got this way from sitting on my butt and enjoying ice cream! I LOVE, LOVE, ice cream. I used to sit down and watch TV and kill half of a half-gallon of the stuff on a regular basis. I know (and have always known) that calories in - calories burned = weight gain or loss. I just didn't weigh myself. And since it was a gradual increase, I didn't pay it too much attention. I'd notice that my pants had gotten tighter, so I'd just go buy some new pants. I wished I had a habit of weighing myself, if I had, maybe I wouldn't be this big. I could see that I'm pushing another 10 lbs heavier and cut back for awhile until I'd dropped the extra. Maybe, but only God knows for sure.

Well, I guess that's enough for an initial post.



Blogger Kim from Kansas said...

Hey Cousin,
Missed you at the reunion. I have a blog too through this system, but I prefer my livejournal.
It is somewhat sophomoric, but it is what I am thinking at the time. Kitty and I are doing some research to have the reunion in Oklahoma in the Grand Lake area next year. It looks gorgeous and there is alot to do down there. Plus, it would be nice for the Okees to not have to drive so far. What do you think? I heard that you and Martha are working on adopting? Is that right? I am currently working home health and two of my clients are foster kids. They are so sweet I just want to gobble them up! Many blessings,

7:55 PM  
Blogger Kim from Kansas said...

Okay, why haven't you updated your blog? Come on, now...

7:14 PM  

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