Saturday, December 17, 2011

52 Project Statement

After a year of eating out most days with the Napkin Moustache Project, achieving a great year of creativity, now it is time for the down side, the clean up.

I have always been overweight, big boned if you will, and now as I get older it totally catches up. About 7 years ago I did the South Beach Diet thing and went from 275 to 220 pounds in about 4 months. I also exercised a lot, walking mostly, with push ups and sit ups.

Well, a number of those pounds I lost came back, about 30, and after my friend Phil Pollard died fairly young of a stroke, I felt that I really need to get a check up, blood check, etc. Turns out I need to lose 45 pounds as a goal, with some of triglycerides being high as well as my HDL being low. Naturally, I am a serious worrywart and mental about this. I was already planning on doing something after the Napkin thing was done, and now this puts me over the edge. And hell, right at the holidays too....

I need to eat better, I need to lose weight, I need to exercise. This is my 52 Project.

So the goal of this blog will be to track my progress starting at the beginning of the New Year. Yes, I should start right away, but the holidays are hard. The walking and exercise will start first and immediately, the diet will be more strictly followed after the New Year.

The official week will begin January 2nd, 2012.

I don't plan on making this blog too public, I might, but if you have found this, and are reading, wish me luck and good health!

(image by MildConcussion)

Oh, and the name? My good friend, Michael, and I both went to our doctors for checkups after our friend Phil's death, feeling that feeling, ya know. We each had similar results, though I think he has fewer pounds to lose, and we both are worrywarts. We got to chatting and somehow I said that we have to "fight the fatty dragon" which is kind of funny and kitschy and thus, the blog name.

Weight: 255lbs.