Thanks for checking back for my first weigh-in! I am very happy to report on my success so far.
But first, I thought I would take a picture to document my progress (photo on the left). I decided against the typical weight loss pose of standing against the wall with a frontal photo and profile shot. So, I hope you like the photo of me on my recumbent trike. Riding my recumbent “tadpoll” trike is a lot of fun. If feels like I’m riding a go-cart! I’ll write more about it, and how important it is to have fun while you are getting your exercise in a future post.
Now, I better get back to the subject at hand. It was on January 4th, 2007 that I started my weight loss program. But, before I start discussing numbers, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to leave me a message! It is wonderful knowing that I have inspired some of you to come along on the journey of health and vitality with me.
Just as a quick review, I posted my starting weight for the whole world to see to get things started. I have to admit, I wished at the time I didn’t have to do that. But, I knew that I needed to be honest and give everyone the number that represented where I was starting from. So I got on the scale and took a photo of the display. The scale could not lie, and I posted the photo of the read-out on that first weight loss blog entry. I’m placing here on the left so that you can see the nunber, 258.2 pounds! Then I went to work utilizing my 9-Step Weight Loss Plan. And, so far I am estatic with the results.
During this first month on my 9-Step Weight Loss Plan I have shed 18 pounds! I am very happy with the progress so far. And, of course I expect to drop some more weight by the time I give my talk on the Star Business Model at this year’s National Guild of Hypnotists Solid Gold weekend which is just about 3 weeks away. I hope that all of you have made up your mind to be there. It will be a great time and we can all talk about this blog and the weight loss program, and the podcasts as well.
Here is a photo of my scale’s readout today. I will keep posting my progress all the way up to the NGH Convention in August. I will write up my progress in reports just like this one on a once-a-month basis. So, make sure you check back on March 4th to see how I am doing. And, just so you know, I do not plan on losing 18 pounds a month from this point out. I am planning on losing about 2 pounds a week, which I believe is a very healthy and doable pace to aspire to over the long run. Keep checking back to see if I can do that. That means by next weigh-in I should be able to post a new weight of about 232 pounds. At that point, nothing in my closet will fit properly and I’ll get to complain about having to buy new clothes!
By the way, I have decided to add one more step to the plan. Actually, I had 10 steps all along but I didn’t realize how important one particular thing I was doing was to the whole overall process. So, keep checking back for that important update.
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