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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Last night my wife and I went out to dinner; not something we do all that often these days. We drank... enough, gorged ourselves until it hurt, and THEN went to another place for desert.
This morning (2/24), when I stepped on the scale I weight 215. lbs.
And I'm 5'8", so yeah... That's lard-ass territory. Or... it's a BMI of 32.7, which is obese. Where I am now, I'd have to lose at least 18 pounds just to be fat! And it's the heaviest I've ever weighed. (I did hit 215 once before - just once. For like a day.)
So today I'm setting a goal. On September 19th of this year, I'll turn 40. By that time I want to be at or below my high school graduation weight of 175.
I know it's possible. I was 210 when I turned 30, and on two separate occasions, a couple of years apart, I've hit that weight. (I actually got down as far as 165 once.) So 175, by the 19th of September, 2013. That's a BMI of 26.6, which is still a little bit high, but then, I've always been stocky - broad shouldered, thick-legged, muscular, though not huge by any stretch. I've never been skinny is what I'm sayin'. (Plus BMI is shit anyway. I'm just using it as a guide.)
So there's my goal.
So why put it here? Mainly because while I know I can do it, and I know how, having already done it twice before in the past ten years, I've really had a hard time keeping my motivation up. It's a long stretch - a marathon, where as I'm a sprinter by trade. So I figure that if I post about it publicly, in front of people I both respect and otherwise... I should be able to keep it up.
If nothing else, the amount it would fucking irk me to fail in front of the likes of William and our recent "Anonymous" should be enough to keep me going. I'm not looking for attention, replies, encouragement or anything else - though it will still be welcome, as will heckling. (ADVICE however, is NOT welcome, unless it is specifically solicited. Just want to make that clear!) And I'm going to post regularly about my progress. Not for any reason, other than to stay in the habit.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and at least Saturday or Sunday (or both) I'm going to post a brief report lie this one:
Morning Weight: 215 (BMI: 32.7)
Pounds down: 0
Pounds to go: 40
Days Left: 207
Workout Summary: Light - 406 Calories on Elliptical/Climber, no weights.
And if I don't post at least that, then I didn't stick to it. I don't know how it's going to go with the weight. Middle of last year I injured my elbow and STILL haven't gotten it looked at. And it still hurts when I lift, so... I need to. And that's part of why I fell out of the habit: If I can't do weights, I don't like going to the gym. Cardio only is FUCKING BORING! I may also post something like "Swam a mile" or "Mountain Biked 10 Miles" or some such thing. And I'd like to get my elbow looked at pretty soon. So...
I'll make an appointment with the Orthopedist by the time I report in on Tuesday!
There: I'm committed.
And now that I'm on my way, here's some inspirational music to keep it going: