New Year, New Start… Again and Again and Again

It’s been 25 weeks or 175 days since I posted anything on this page. A lot has changed and yet nothing has changed. My weight is still around 255lbs. I can’t say exactly because I haven’t weighed myself since New Year’s Eve and oooh boy that was no bueno. Obviously, I have the itch like everyone else to “get in shape” but I once again find myself stranded in the middle of nowhere in regards to how to actually achieve said goal. Get this app, take this supplement, eat this, don’t eat that… it’s all crap and it all sucks, and dangit all why is it so hard to lose weight and so easy to gain weight?

As has always been the case with me, it comes down to eating. I am pretty active. We go for a walk every day with our dog, so long as it’s not raining. It is 16 outside today and we already went for a walk, so getting out and moving isn’t the issue. My issue remains that I enjoy food and I like to eat a lot of it. Portion control is my kryptonite. I don’t want a 6oz. steak I want a 16oz. steak. I don’t want two eggs and 2 sausages for breakfast, I want 4 eggs and 4 sausages. I don’t want a bowl of ice cream, just give me the whole dang tub. So I know what I need to do, I just need to do it.

recreation of my Dr. Appt.

As my doctor said back in November, “There’s no magic pill.” It takes commitment and time and it is painfully slow. However, I am committing to doing it all again. I am now actually 40 years old, I’m not getting any younger. My health and my ability to be active is incredibly important to me. We love to camp and hike so I need to be able to do those things. We bought a new camper last fall and when we did so we decided that we are going to use it, not just let it sit in storage. We camped in October, and then hauled it all the way down to Kansas City for Thanksgiving at my brothers. We are planning to camp in April and then in June we are taking a 23-day camping road trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. Stops at Toronto, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Boston, Lake Champlain, The White Mountains, and Cedar Point will fill out this incredible trip. I would like to be able to hike in the mountains and in Acadia. We want to walk around the big cities and have tons of fun, and I want to be able to do everything without being super sore or worse, not being able to ride something or do something due to my size.

So here we are again. A new year, a new start, a new attitude. The rest of today I am looking at options to help me in this journey. I’m checking out apps and programs and tips and all of that stuff. I want to find something that works for me. I want to still eat the foods I enjoy, just less of them. I want to control my sugar addiction and I want to be even more active than I have been. I’ll let you know what I find.

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