This year I have decided to tackle the same freaking resolution that half of the US claims as their own. Yep, you guessed it! I want to lose weight. I want to lose 50 lbs. Why did I choose 50? Well, it's about halfway to my ideal weight according to BMI, and it's a nice even number. According to BMI, I fall into the obese category. I'm not in the morbidly obese category, but having that obese label really bothers me. I watched what happened to my father from being obese (of the morbid variety), and I DO NOT want the same fate.
I plan on rolling this out in phases. I first identified my problem areas in order of significance. Number one, I eat too damn much. I figure that I eat 2500+ calories a day. And number two, I don't exercise enough. Naturally, the first step is to reduce my caloric intake. I don't have a diet per se, my only goal is to limit my caloric intake to 1200-1500/day. With that limit, I'll be breaking it up across the day into small chunks. I'm going to try to have 4 200ish calorie meals during the day and a meal with a little more substance for dinner to carry me through the night. After I've gotten used to this calorie reduction, I plan to start back at my running when it's a little warmer outside.
I still have my ultimate goal to run a marathon, but I think I'll hold off on that until 2008. It will be easier to train with this weight gone anyway. I'm counting on you, my friends and family, to help me stay motivated here. I'll be posting a progress report on here from time to time so that I have a reference. Bring it on 2007!