Monday, January 12, 2009

Resolution update

"Like most of the rest of America I intend to lose some excess baggage. However, I intend to do this through small, honest changes that I can live with and not set myself up to fail by measuring myself to a false standard."

Well I thought I should pen a paragraph here (or several) using my endless supply of virtual ink. I'm sitting here at work listening to Diana Krall and as her music relaxes me, I normally find the urge to write something or at least think of doing so.

With that in mind, I thought an update on one of my resolutions is in order. Honestly I hadn't planned on doing anything like this with my resolutions. But then I got to thinking ... the best way to make sure I complete them is to pay attention to them right? And what better way to do that than out here in the blogosphere?

So here goes.

The most uncomfortable thing for me to talk about in my life is my weight. I do still worry about what people think of me in that regard; always have. Thusly every area of my life is affected by it (personal, work, etc). See, I don't have what you might call a "quiet mind". Tis a swirl of constant thought and although being outwardly quiet comes as easy to be as breathing ... it's hard for me to be quiet "inside". So the impressions my appearance makes upon others is a struggle to ignore at times.

So. How have I been doing with this? Really really excellent with the weight loss actually.

A little over 6 lbs since last Friday the 9th. I have a long ways to go before I'm comfy though. At my age, I have no desires anymore to be a 6 pack abs kinda guy either. I'll never be Brad Pitt for sure. And I figure I shouldn't try. Heck the world and perhaps a few people I know need a good Rob Horton around just like they need a Brad Pitt :)

So with that said I'll be comfy, when I feel good in a pair of jeans and t-shirt. Pretty much my only goal; I'm a simple fella at heart. I'm no clothes-hound to be certain.

You may be wondering what in the world am I doing to lose 6 lbs this fast. Well I started the South Beach Diet. I don't intend to make it a lifestyle either, otherwise I'd never be able to fully enjoy food again. But I needed a spark to put me in the right frame of mind to finish. That's all I'm using it for.

I will say that giving up carbs sucks. I have about 2 1/2 more weeks of nearly no carbs allowed and no sugars at all. Mind you, this is in DIRECT contrast to my instincts and how I like to normally live. I miss carbs, I miss grabbing a recipe from anybody's site and trying it out. I miss it a LOT, lol

But as I said I needed a spark and also I'm impatient with things like this, so fast weight loss works for me, lol I lose it very easily once I get started so getting started was my big hurdle.

And this is helping.

I intend to get back to body-weight exercises this week. I'm not a big believer anymore in pounding the weights and stuff like that. Rather I've switched in recent years to a more Eastern philosophy when it comes to exercise. Personally I think the East is FAR far ahead of the West, generally speaking, when it comes to knowledge about the body and what makes it tick.

So I feel as though this is rambling on without a of of actual information and that means its time to apply the proverbial brakes. :)

Last thing though ... If I hear you thinking out there .. well how much do you need to lose Rob? What's your weight and what's your goal weight?

Ah well, I'll keep that private for now at least in regards to my blog. But you can ask me if you know me IRL and I'll talk about it. I don't mind that. I'm just not ready to post those numbers until I'm done or nearly done.

I'll check back in on this subject from time to time; tis good to get this out. I love blogging for this kind of personal therapy, even if it's just for me.

See me later!


Jennifer said...

Im so proud of you... and who doesn't need a little Rob Horton in their life?

Rob said...

YOU being proud of me means a great deal and helps me! Thanks :)