After one week on my Arbonne-based nutrition plan, I am ready to report seven days worth of results. I was going to post something midweek, but I was a bit too busy and just never got around to it. Nevertheless, judging from what the scale reports this morning, what I am doing is working thus far, and I am very pleased with the results. Though scale visits earlier this week showed a larger loss, I am still satisfied with the number, and should this trend continue, I might well be under 300 pounds by the end of the month.
Last Friday, I weighed in at 327 pounds. I took some measurements as well, but I won’t be updating those until the end of next week. When I woke up this morning, the scale was being a bit schizophrenic but ended at or around 321 pounds a few times, so that’s what we’ll say my weight is today. I am glad that I have shown this much progress so quickly, as any weight loss is only more encouragement to keep going. I’ll check in again next Friday at the 14 day mark.
Beginning weight: 327 pounds (6’2″)
Current weight: 321 pounds
Total weight lost: 6 pounds (1.83% of beginning weight)
Until next time…
There are many examples on this here blog exploring my attempts to lose weight over the years. As I am at my highest weight ever, I have obviously failed in my previous efforts to get to where I want to be.
That being said, I have decided to embark on yet another attempt to get to a more healthy weight. My sisters Kathy and Stef have had some success using Arbonne products to get healthy, and I have decided to get on board. I will try to post at least weekly updating my weight-loss, and as my schedule allows, I might post more updates about how I feel during the week. I’ll be doing the “28 Days to Health” as a minimum, and potentially longer depending on my success in the program.*
*Though even if my results are pretty modest, I might incorporate the shakes into my daily routine, if only because they are pretty tasty and portable. Continue reading
Sometimes, there are things that make you stop and reflect on life. Often, it is a one-time event that gets you wondering about your small and insignificant place in the world. Other times, it might be a “massive big deal” type of thing that leads to reflection. In my experience, however, it is often a series of small things that add up to something bigger.
The past few weeks have been trying for me. It’s midterm time, and as much as I like to think I am doing okay at this grad school thing, all it takes is one exam (or two) to prove to me that maybe I should actually start trying a bit harder and stop trying to rely on my pre-existing smarts to get things accomplished. “It’s always served me well before,” I try to tell myself, before realizing that it served up a less than stellar 2.4 GPA the first go around at college. Continue reading
I meant to write this a few days ago to mark the actual anniversary of my sobriety, but I’ve been busy with school and other things and just haven’t had the chance. I figured now was as good a time as any I suppose.
On October 7, 2012, I awoke after my last night of drinking and made a decision: I would give up alcohol. In the beginning, I wasn’t planning on making a huge deal out of it, and thought maybe that I would try it for a few months and eventually return to it. After all, when I returned to Utah in January 2012, I decided to stop drinking, but the fancy bottle of Jose Cuervo in my trunk that had followed me from Connecticut eventually called my name loudly enough that I had to drink it. Continue reading