It’s time for a change

It’s time for a change.  A weight loss change, that is.

Let’s face the facts here.  In the past month, I’ve gained around 10-15 pounds.  I feel fat.  I know I know…. Use “overweight” so it’s more politically correct or less emotionally damaging.  But at 225 pounds (GULP), I believe I have the right to call it like it is.  I’m FAT!

But I don’t want to be.  I don’t like feeling this way.  I don’t like the way my clothes don’t fit.  I don’t like feeling out of breath because my lungs don’t have any room.  I don’t like my huge belly that looks like I’m still carrying Little Bit (the one who will be 9 next year).

So it’s time for a change.

Let’s break it down into the basic elements.  What do you need to lose weight?  Simple.  Move more, eat less. 

Step one.  I joined the local community center today.  They have cardio and strength equipment.  Membership for a year was only $30.  I figure with the temperature dropping, that will be good for me to get out and do what I need to do.

Part two of step one is to figure out exactly what time of the day I can go work out.  But the important part is taken care of.

Step two.  Eat less.  This one is going to be harder for me.  I love food.  I love cooking and baking and eating.  I’ve used several techniques before, like Weight Watchers and My Fitness Pal, and I may go back to one of those.  MFP is free.  WW is not.

I know one important thing.  I have to stop drinking soda.  Possibly coffee but definitely soda.  So starting tomorrow, I’m going cold turkey.

There’s some other things I want to post, but I’m at church, and Dale wants to go home, so I need to finish up.  Until later,