New Year’s Resolution

Weight loss is one of the most popular resolutions for the New Year. It is certainly on my list. My BMI has been steadily creeping upward and it has reached a level where I need to regain control.

My wife also decided to lose some weight. And we are taking two very different approaches to the challenge.

She is following a medically proven and controlled program. She is progressing exceptionally well. I, on the other hand,  am following the deprivation and pain program. Every calorie counted and tracked. No more than 1,200 calories in a day. Exercise. Lots of it. Every day a brutal tour on the road bike. Spinning the equivalent of roughly 20 miles. I’m not too happy with coach Troy right now. Man, are my legs ever sore!

As far as I can tell, I am burning somewhere in excess of 1,000 calories on a daily basis.

During this past week of deprivation and pain, I lost 5 pounds. My wife’s progress suggests that the medically supervised diet is much more productive. Without any time on a road bike.

Life is not fair.

1 reply
  1. Harvey Kirkpatrick
    Harvey Kirkpatrick says:

    Regardless of results, I think the tried, tested a true suffering method is a much healthier way to achieve and maintain your desired weight. With all those clinically supervised programs, not enough emphasis is put on developing healthy habits (like regular exercise and eating). Keep your eyes on the prize, but don’t kill yourself if you break routine and have a beer or slice of pizza. Moderation is key.


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