When gas prices reached $3.00/gallon, it didn’t result in much change in driving behavior. People didn’t seriously start driving less until gas reached $4.00/gallon. There’s always a point at which people’s behavior changes. For me, $3.00/gallon was enough. $5.29 was the point for buying Entenmann’s danish. And, finally, I’ve reached the point in body weight at which my behavior is going to change.
I got on the scale this morning and weighed – I can’t even believe I’m having to say this – 179.5 pounds. I have never weighed that much, not even at my heaviest in high school or college.
That’s it. I have not been exercising, and I have not been tracking my food on The Daily Plate for quite some time. This morning, after I got off the scale, both of those things changed. I pulled out the Reebok step again and did 20 minutes, and I signed back on to The Daily Plate and logged everything in. I was hungry before lunch, and in the late afternoon, but I managed to make it through the day. One day at a time.
I now need to lose 25 pounds. If I can lose one pound per week, which is what The Daily Plate estimates, I’ll reach that goal by around the end of March. Perfect timing for warm weather.
I will document every pound here, at least once a week – actually I may do it almost every day for a while, just to make sure I get started well.