Yeah, you read that right. I want to behave just like my buddy to the left here – ol’ Pinocchio. I want to tell you all about how healthy I’ve been eating, and going to the gym 6X/week. I want to brag about how much weight I’ve lost, and how close I am to my goal. Alas, I can’t do any of these things. They would all be lies, and I’d be cheating. For the first time, I’m really starting to take some old soccer wisdom to heart: “If you cheat, you’re only cheating yourself”. How true it is! I have no incentive to cheat here – if I lie about my weight, who am I lying to? You guys – the internet? Sure, but that’s not who gets hurt by the lie. There is only one person that would get hurt by lying about my progress – ME. Well, it’s not pretty, but it is what it is, so lets break it down.
To be honest, I haven’t “officially” weighed myself all week. I weighed myself last Sunday, and remember seeing something like 193. I figured “Eh, no big deal, when I’m hitting the gym and eating healthy all week, that will disappear in no time.” Problem: I got sick, again. I didn’t work out Monday – oh no, I didn’t even leave my bed Monday! I didn’t work out Tuesday either, or Wednesday for that matter. I had plans Thursday, and Friday, was, well, Friday. By Saturday I figured I might as well wait until Monday – in order to get a fresh start. So here it is Sunday, a week since I last weighed myself, a week since I last tracked my calorie intake, a week closer to giving the Republican party $800. Down to 5 weeks left now, and it is going to be tough. If I were to guesstimate where my weight is right now, I’d say somewhere around 194. That leaves me almost 3 pounds/week to lose – that’s not healthy. Truth to be told though, probably 3 or more pounds of that weight is water/food waste. I have to reasonably lose around 2 pounds/week through diet alone to reach this goal now. Wow.
I can’t blame it all on the sickness though. I think I’ve experienced the “You’re not going to make it, so why even try” overwhelm this last week. The problem is, of course, that that feeling is false, a big lie. Sure, I’ve made quite a challenge for myself. Sure, it’s not gonna be easy. But can I do it? YES! What’s it going to take? Nothing I haven’t done before, written about before, thought about before. If my update next Monday looks anything like this Monday, then maybe it would be a good time to start betting against me. On the other hand, if my Monday update next week looks anything like I want it to, then put your money on me friends. I’ll be 180 pounds by April 15th.