Thursday, July 5, 2012

Another Try

Hey all.  I'm going to try to do this blog thing again.  I've been working on individual pieces of reducing my weight, but have yet to successfully put it all together again.  I'm not sure if I'm ready, but I'll give it the old college try (actually, I gained 70 pounds in college, so I guess I'll just try).

So here's what's been happening since April.

My wife, Claire, and I moved to a new house in Northeast Minneapolis.  We were in an apartment before so we're really liking having more space in a better neighborhood.

I wrapped up my school-year and have been teaching summer school.  It's a whole different ballgame than regular school, but I'm enjoying myself and it's nice to be earning a little extra money.

Claire lost an aunt and a friend of my family recently passed away as well.  Death is always hard to deal with and always leads to me losing control of my ability to regulate what I eat.

Claire threw me an amazing surprise party for my birthday - and I overate.

We went to our friends' son's second birthday party - and I overate.

We went to a fourth of July party - and I overate.

If you're noticing a trend here, keen observation.

I have also gone stints of about two weeks at a time tracking calories.  Most days I stay within bounds.  On days I don't track, I tend to go off the rails a bit.

I weight 265 pounds today.  Let's fix that.

So here I am.  Ready to give this another shot.  Let's see if I can have some success this time.