14 Jan

January 14, 2003

Weight: 322
Difference since last entry: -3

Finally, got back to the ‘Y’! I stopped by this morning and spent 30 minutes on the treadmill. That may not seem like a tremendous accomplishment, but for me it is a big step. I finally broke out of my slump and did some exercise. This is a big step back in the right direction.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a sudden rush of will power to thank for this. I was unable to go back to sleep this morning, after unexplainedly waking up at 5:45. I decided that, since I was already up, it’d be a good idea to work out. I wasn’t being determined, I wasn’t feeling strong. I just decided to take the opportunity that presented itself.

This might actually be a very important event. I could’ve chosen to watch TV, or work on homework, or play a video game. Instead, I got my stuff together and headed out to grab some exercise. This is very unlike what I would normally do, but in a very good way. Hopefully, I can keep it up.

01 Jan

Weight: ??
Difference since last entry: ??

Well, it’s been quite a while, and I don’t currently have a weight update. My guess is that I am around 330. I haven’t been doing any exercise, and I haven’t exactly been eating well. That’s what the holidays will do to a person, I guess.

On the plus side, I haven’t been trying to be good. It might sound strange that I consider this a positive. But follow my thinking on this. If I were trying to be good right now, then I would be failing. That would be a depressing thought, one that might end up doing a lot of harm in the end.

Instead, I have chosen to let myself go through the holiday season. Now that all of the holidays are past, I can start working on getting control of my weight again. Whatever I happen to weigh right now is my starting point. From this point on, I’ll be expecting to see the weight on the scale going down. I can use everything from this point as a postive, as something to build on.

I apologize to anyone who couldn’t access this journal. The company that I was using as a web hosting provider, Entryhost, did a very poor job with my website. It was down almost as often as it was up. I have since changed to a different web hosting facility (ICDSoft). I expect things to work much better now.

Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s looking forward to a fantastic, lighter 2003!