Life Begins at 40

238.5 – Another Month Off

Life Begins at 40This is sadly becoming a trend here for me on the blog. I know that when I post, I do better with my weight. When I don’t, I don’t. I was 244 the other day and I’ve kicked it into gear to get down to 238.5. Looking back on last month’s post I was 241.5 on May the 4th so I’ve made progress, but I honestly don’t feel like it. Once again, I’ve gone nearly a month without updating my Behind the Bar entry for this month. After I’m done here I’m going to go back and update Behind The Bar For May 2016 and then get started on Behind The Bar For June 2016. I haven’t had a drink yet this month (it’s only the 2nd) but most likely will this evening when the Cavs play the Warriors in Game #1 of the NBA Finals.

This seems to be a common trend that I’m going to try really hard to buck. Everything that I read about successful dieting, or more accurately lifestyle change, suggests that you need to write down your goals. I use this blog as not only a way for me to write down my goals but to keep myself accountable. Again, when I don’t post… I don’t succeed.

I had something of an epiphany the other day… “Just Don’t Cheat”.

This seems pretty obvious but I’d never really considered it in the weight loss context. I’d never cheat on my wife so why would I cheat on myself? The last couple of days have been really good. I’ve NOT cheated. I’m still shooting for 40 by 40, though at this point I’m not sure I’ll be able to get there as we’re just two months away (to the day) from my 40th. Losing 20 lbs a month I don’t think is feasible. But I’m damn sure going to try.

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