Tuesday, February 20, 2007

First Returns Are In

Well, here it is. I'm actually a little shocked that I can see a difference. Very helpful for the old psyche, and well, emotionally, physically, everything.

Here are the specifics. First a little correction. Matt, J.D, and I weighed New Years Eve after piling down pizza and the like and I weighed 325, as I previously reported. On the morning of January 2nd, when I actually started eating differently and changing my habits, I weighed 320. This morning, just slightly over six weeks from January 2nd, I weighed 287, a weight loss of 33 pounds.

I'm excited and motivated again, but not inhuman. I've found myself more tempted in the past few weeks with some of the food choices I used to make. Finding the balance of occasionally enjoying those things, in other words, keeping those times as the exception and not the rule, is a continual battle. I think Dr Phil's book on weight loss (haven't read it) has a chapter title that captures this: "Weight is managed not cured". It won't be "fixed" one day, it will be a lifetime of making the choices.

So, there it is, the first six week update.

By the way, I hope I'm posting often enough for Kyle, who has talked of "weeding" out infrequent posters. Please, don't delete me, please... ; )


Kyle said...

Your pleas have not fallen on deaf ears.

LiteratureLover said...

Oh my gosh! I can really see a difference. That is incredible!!! All that weight gone in one month. Wow! I am so excited for you. I think it's great how you celebrate and yet know your struggle.

Keep up the great work! You are doing awesome. It's very inspiring!

janiners said...

YEAH! so awesome! I'm so very excited and proud of you! keep it up and know those of us who love you are praying for and believing that you will continue on in even more victory. that may sound kinda churchy, but I like it anyways. way to go, friend!

chaddo said...

Thanks for posting this. Your honesty is quite profound and moving. Hopefully we can sneak in a celebratory beer soon.

Anonymous said...

damn good job dude! amazing.............

inspiring for those of us who need to do the same.

............hubby of supermom

Monk-in-Training said...

Awesome work, I offer this prayer for you and all of us beset with temptations!

Almighty God,
Whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan; Come quickly to help Lindy who and all of us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find You mighty to save; through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

SuperMom said...

I cannot even begin to say how very proud I am of you. You are an inspiration!!!

heartsjoy said...

Wow! What a difference! I would be so excited to see that much change. I will be praying for you, totally know what you mean about the balance and wanting the balance to be in favor of choosing right. Way to go!! :)