Day 001: And So It Begins

01 Jan

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man and without this all other education is good for nothing.  R. D. Hitchcock

Weight 292.8  Calorie Intake 1330


Ok, so my goal in 2013 is to lose 100 pounds.  That means I have to lose, on average, 0.27 pounds a day, or 1.9 pounds a week or a little over 8 pounds a month.  That doesn’t seem that hard.

Online calculators say I can eat up to 2600 calories and still lose two pounds a week but MyFitnesPal say I need to eat 1930 calories.  I’m going to go with MyFitnessPal and go with that.  As time goes on I’ll make adjustments.

Today I ate 1330 calories.  I was at a poker tournament most of the day (I came in second) and it occupied me. So I have an additional deficit of 600 calories.

One thing I’ve learned from past weight loss failures (and there have been many) is that I will drop a bunch of pounds quickly, then plateau, then get frustrated and give up.  This time I will not give up.  I am giving it an entire year.  I will be mindful and keep at it.

Meanwhile, back in 2012 I attended a fantastic banjo camp, yes I play banjo, and five of us took a picture together (I’m second from the left).  Looking at it I am stunned at my absolute porkiness.


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