Rejoice and raise your hands to the sky, today is day 1 of the Nick Gets Fit™ program. That's right people, I have seen the future and it is good. There is nothing to stand in my way, break my stride, or hold me down. Oh no. I've got to keep on movin'......
Sorry 'bout that, I'm actually in a good mood considering that i am starting one of the more daunting challenges of my life. For those of you who are new to this, i am starting a lifestyle change that will hopefully get me out of all of these unwanted pounds, and back to the body of a typical, healthy 29 year old male. My goal is to lose 100lbs and get into healthier eating habits while bringing all of you on the ride with me.
So why is Nick in a good mood when he is trying to lose 100 lbs? I'll get to that, but first let me drop some history on you. In March of this year, I was sick with what I thought could be the Swine Flu, or SARS, or maybe even necrotizing fasciitis, so I went to the doc's office to find out how bad it was. (As it turns out, it wasn't that bad.) Maybe this is a dumb question but, why is it that no matter what you go into the doctors office for, they have to put you on a scale? I mean, im all for a little public humiliation but if i have allergies, why is my weight important? And why do these scales all look like they were built in 1964? They can't have a little digital scale, no, its the one with the giant archaic sliding weights that make 6 times more noise then they should and look like they take an engineering degree to operate. Don't doctors make enough to get a digital scale? Even my Vet has a nice, simple digital scale. The scale is only half the problem though, recently I've had nurses who have had some rather impolite responses to the readings on the scale. Things like "I've never had to put the big slider all the way over." or "do you know how much you weigh? Our scale doesn't go that high." Yeah, that makes me feel awesome.
So, anyway, i watched the lady move around the weights and try to be nice about it and to be fair this time she was. The reading on the scale blew me away though. I seriously couldn't believe the number i was looking at. (BTW, I'm going to be omitting numbers for the time being. Cant decide if I'm scared of letting you know how big i really am, or if its going to be a big reveal type thing at the end.) It was then that i started to think about really, really losing the weight. Moving ahead, I got on the scale this past weekend for the first time in ages, and once again i was shocked. I had somehow actually LOST about 17 pounds from that reading in March. It was like finding a 20 dollar bill in my underwear drawer. I was close to completing a whopping 20% of my goal and didn't know it. Just to make sure that the scale wasn't lying, i made my wife and her friend get on the scale too, just to make sure that it was accurate. Turns out it was.
So, my program is off to a flying start. To tell the truth I'm a little annoyed that i have already lost the "easy" weight and didn't really get to enjoy seeing it come off, but at the same time its nice to know that I'm already well on my way.
I think that's it for now. I am keeping the exercise low key for right now and focusing on the eating. My exercise right now is consisting of yard work, and walking the dog for a half hour every morning. When i get in touch with my gym and find out how much more money they want for the privilege of working out there, i will step up the exercise.
I'm outta here.