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Eight(y) is (Not) Enough

September 8, 2012

When I first began my diet back on March 18, I needed to lose 87 pounds to reach my target weight.  As of this morning, I have now lost a total of 81 pounds since that date, leaving me just six pounds shy of my initial goal.

I have decided to readjust my target by 25 pounds, so now I need to lose a total of 31 more pounds.  Once I reach my revised goal, that should get me to a fully healthy weight for a man with my frame.  Then, I can transition to more of an ongoing maintenance type of dietary program moving forward.

I know this may sound like something you’d hear on one of those ridiculous infomercials, but if I can do this, anyone can.  I am one of the laziest people you’ll ever meet, with virtually no willpower whatsoever, yet here I am having lost more than 80 pounds in less than half a year.

If you’ve gotten heavier than you should or want to be, it really is just a matter of tracking your calorie intake and making sure not to exceed a reasonable threshold for someone your age and height.  I try to limit myself to 1,500 calories per day, and without any exercise beyond an occasional walk, I’ve managed to lose nearly a quarter of my body weight.

As Rob Schneider’s character in The Waterboy said to Bobby Boucher (albeit with a cartoonishly thick Cajun accent), “YOU CAN DO IT!”

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