My New Year’s Resolution is off to a good start. It feels awkward to talk about it, but I know the whole accountability thing is a powerful motivator. (If you haven’t read why I have a resolution to lose weight, you’re missing the most interesting part of the story.)
Here’s what’s happening so far:
In my goal to lose 25 lbs, I thought that I would lose it slowly over the year, like two pounds a month. I didn’t think that through very well. Of course I’m going to lose most of the weight up front. Duh.
I have lost 8 pounds in 7 days already. OMG. A friend of mine said, “That’s impossible”. I KNOW.
Losing 8 pounds doesn’t feel like much of an accomplishment, because I tragically gained 8 pounds over the holidays. So it seems like I’m really just getting started now.
I posted the photo below to flickr shortly after Thanksgiving. I was really glad to have FINALLY found jeans that are long enough for me, but they had serious bagging in the ass area, due to my natural lack of ass. Losing weight isn’t helping this problem. They fit better if they’re fresh from the dryer, but I can’t wash my jeans 3 times a day.
This whole jeans thing is worth mentioning because of my lifelong relationship with high waters and chilly ankles. Finding long pants is like finding a pot of gold.
These first few pounds have fallen off my body with very little effort. I’m still eating. I haven’t increased my activity level. I still drink beer. I realize that I’ll probably have to step it up as I get closer to my goal, but this is pretty awesome so far.
And here ends my one-week status report. Fifty-one weeks to go.