Well, I’m not down 40 pounds, and likely won’t be by the time Feb. 22, 2013 rolls around.

But, at least before the holidays, I was down 13 pounds. Given all that the past year has held, I’ll take that. That’s a pound a week since I changed my diet. Clothes are fitting more loosely. If I can keep up a pound a week, then in 2 – 3 years I’ll be in really good shape. We are hopefully joining the school’s gym this year as well, so even on those non-walkable days (and hey, it’s -3 out there right now, so this is one of them) we can still get some exercise in.


I now know what the starting point is for my weight loss.


It’s the highest its ever been, though at least it hasn’t broken one threshold I was convinced it would have.

So now we know. Will provide periodic updates.


Did 22 minutes of a 45 minute intense cardio/aerobics workout today. Couldn’t do all the push-up stuff, and the jumping jacks presented a challenge (what with the gut and all), but I did what I could and kept moving at a good rate of speed for 22 solid minutes. It’s not much, but it’s something.

Doing musical things too. Gonna be a good year.