Speaking of weigh-ins, last Sunday I posted I had hit that 30% milestone but chose not to speak much about it since it was July 4th. But hit it I did and if I have not gone backwards on the scale this coming Sunday I will get to cash in on that 30% reward I have noted on My Numbers page.
This week I turn 45. Man, seems like just yesterday I was playing pinners in the school yard and collecting baseball cards as if it was the only thing that was of any importance. Well when I was 8, it was all that mattered.
One thing I know about turning 45 that is different than when I turned 44; I feel a heck of allot better. What my weight was exactly last July I am not certain but it is a safe guess it was between 310-320. The scale read 284 as I entered into this week. When you look at those two numbers they are both huge, both obese, both ugly; but they are night and day when it comes down to how I feel. When I turn 46, what will the number be? How much better will I feel then??
When YOU hit your next birthday, what will the number be?
How much better will YOU feel then vs. your last cake candle blowing?
Followers, I am up to 50 followers I see. When I started this blog 82 days ago I didn't think much about followers. Probably because I didn't figure too many people would be interested in following along with a guys efforts to lose weight. I mean, just how exciting can that be?
Well, I proved myself wrong with the latter part of that soon after arriving as I soon found it exciting to follow others in their efforts to get fit. Not only is it exciting but it is beneficial to my efforts, so much more than just cool reading. And we can never have enough friends in life and I feel I've added some new friends along the way as well. That makes it all worth it all on its own.
Myself I am following 70 other blogs now and that number should go up and up as I add a handful each week. True, some blogs on my list are not very active, but most are at least weekly posters and many are daily. Who knows how many I'll be following in a year from now, or how many will follow me. The number is really irrelevant. Whether it is 5 or 50 or more the relevance is that we enjoy the exchange, gain from it mutually, and form respectful friendships from our time here. If we do that, we'll all be so much more healthy in a years time.
Whew, sorry if that sounded a bit sappy. Being this rough and tumble sort of guy that I am this diversion is a bit out of character for me, I think. Perhaps birthday's do that to you. But hey, now you know what blogging, and what you, mean to me.
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!