Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Interesting read ... or not.

Weigh-In: 244.4

I'll admit I have no idea what to blog about today. To be honest, I'm getting a little tired of talking about myself every day. I need some new , more interesting material. Like space exploration, kangaroos, rock climbing or something. Unfortunately I have nothing to say about any of those things. So here I am blabbing about how much weight I did or didn't lose in the last 24 hours.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with what I've done so far and I don't mind talking about it. In fact I was feeling a bit guilty because I thought I wasn't making progress fast enough this past week. Then I looked at my blog from last Wednesday and realized that my weigh-in was in fact 2 pounds higher than it was today. Here I thought I was stuck at 244.

Then to further feed that thought, I looked up some posts from Billy when he was roughly at the same time into his quest as I am now. I try to use him as a gage since he’s been so successful in his quest. Ironically he was talking about eating a Cheese Steak for the first time since he started, something that has been on my mind the past few days. Ahh the Cheese Steak! The Bain of our existences as Philadelphians!

I decided that I’ve been doing ok so far.

Here's to stepping back and looking at the big picture...

There I go again, blogging about myself and my weight.

How about those Red Sox? They resigned Curt Shilling for another year, 8 Million dollars he'll get. BTW, I only possess that information because Sports Center is always playing on the TV at the gym in the mornings. Even though I used to play baseball for years and love the sport, I really don't follow it anymore or have any real feelings about Curt Shilling. But there is yet another benefit of this new lifestyle: I'm more informed about sports.

So yes, I've learned that part of this "excess weight reduction process" is that it is easy to get caught up in the whole day to day details. Especially when you weigh yourself daily. That is yet another reason why these blogs come in handy. You can take a peek into not only your weigh-ins from a week prior, but your state of mind. Even when you feel that things are going slow, you can still track the progress.

In conclusion, being forced to write about yourself and your poundage on a daily basis, although sometimes without that interesting flair, can on occasion prove quite useful.

So I'll continue doing it.

Even if some days it really isn’t that interesting of a read :)


Rob Tucker said...

I think it's the total opposite.

I think this was a VERY interesting read. It's so important to remember that while we're in the forest, it's hard to see the trees. Maybe saying "I did ____ today" isn't the most exciting read, but it keeps us on task.

Throw in stories - talk sports, I think we should do more of that, for sure. I'm definitely all for bagging on the Yankees, so Boston and Detroit fans have something in common ;)

Jim McCoy said...

This was an interesting read, and you bring up an important point. It is good to review what you've done, and how much progress you've made lately. I do it, and I think we all should.

Melissa said...

And this is why I love blogging. Ive blogged for quite a few years now, and its always nice to see where I was at this point or that point in many areas in my life. It really is amazing to reflect back on my many journeys :)

Marcol said...

Its ok to talk about you and where you else will you be able to truly look back and recognize how far youve come? And good for you on realizing youre smaller than you were a week ago. Sometimes we miss even that :)