...is the hardest part.
Welcome to my blog. I almost didn't make it. The purpose here is simple: to chronicle my efforts to get healthy in the year 2011. My hope is that my friends and perhaps a few total strangers will cheer me on when I flounder, help me up when I fall, and keep me going when I want to quit. And I will. Want to quit, that is. Lifestyle changes are far from easy, and never comfortable. As the Fiona Apple song says I'm "no good at being uncomfortable so [I] can't stop staying exactly the same." Well that has to change because I have to change. I am tired of being tired. I'm too young to feel this old, and from here on out it will only get worse if I don't do something now.
Basically the situation is this: I'm morbidly obese. Ouch. That hurt. Everything sounds more dire in clinical terms. I'm basically carrying around an entire other adult human being on my frame. Not good. So I've decided to get rid of her. In 2011 it is my resolution to lose around 10 pounds a month. Go big or go home, right? It can totally be done, it just requires a little motivation and a whole lot of discipline. I'm about a quart low on both, unfortunately. Which is the reason for this blog. Everything is more real when you write it down. My hope is that by writing down my successes and failures, my hopes and despairs, my thoughts and my actions it will keep me accountable for my successes and failures, my hopes and despairs, my thoughts and my actions.
And I want you to help. If I start making excuses, call me on it. Keep me honest. Keep me on track. Help me help myself. So here I am, taking the first step of what looks to be a very long journey. How's about you keep me company?