Starting Line

And so it begins…again.

Much like my weight loss journeys before, I’ve started and stalled blogging about them too. This time feels different. In the past I thought I could do it. I really believed I could do it. All I had to do was follow the plan. There was no problem with the plan, no sir. It was a great plan. And I can promise you that if I’d just completed that plan, I would have lost weight. I did lose weight, just not enough. Not only did I not lose enough, I reverted back to old habits and gained it back and then some.

So you might be asking yourself, “He had a great plan. What could possibly be that different this time?” Well the plan isn’t all that different than before: diet and exercise. Shocking, right? Burn more calories than you take in. I’ll talk more about the specifics of what I’m doing in future posts. Those have always been the foundation of all my plans that have come before. So those two things aren’t what’s different.

The difference is that it’s finally hit me between the eyes that while those two things are important there’s more. Two points don’t make a stable base and I’ve figured out what that third leg of the base is that I’ve been missing: motivation/mindset. What’s different this time is not that I believe it’s possible. No, this time I know it’s inevitable. I really do feel that way. I’m imagining what my life will be like 1 year from now, with this 100 pounds lifted from my frame. Right now, that’s about all I can do, think about what it would be like to climb stairs while NOT carrying this extra weight.

I’ll get more in to that in future posts too. But for now, I needed to make this first post. Just like I needed to have that first healthy meal and get outside and take that first walk. Continuing to diet and exercise will take constant diligence, and staying motivated and keeping the proper mindset will take a continued effort as well. This blog is a part of that equation for me.