Anyway, I started posting on here a while back and then I stopped because I sort of got off the wagon. I'm happy to report that I've since gotten back on the wagon... got off it yesterday and am hopping back on today. You see, yesterday I had, like, half a pizza. I did this mostly out of an attempt to reduce some anxiety, which isn't good, but all the same, it's been noted and I will try like mad to find other ways to outlet anxiety (i.e. exercising.)
Okay, some current stats:
Weight (as weighed in the morning): 222 lbs. (down from 232 lbs.)
Short Term Goal Weight (by 04/04/06): 220 lbs.
Long Term Goal Weight (by this time next year: 3/28/07): 130 lbs.
Arms: 15" (about half way from elbow to shoulder)
Waste: 49" (just below belly button)
Thighs: 25" (about half way up from knee)
Hair color: purple
Mental state: sane (for the most part)
So, yeah... some pretty big numbers to start cutting down... I plan to report back weekly with my weight and monthly with the other stats.
Keys to recent success have been replacing pop with water, portion control, and moderate exercise 3 times a week. Also, I've been trying to be more conscious of my emotional state as to avoid using food at times when I'm feeling a bit down in an attempts to "cheer me up." It's helped for the most part, but I aim to be more diligent in that endeavor and hope to divert such distress by exercising when it comes around!
Good luck to the rest of you! :)