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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Personal Accountability

So, this post is a little bit different, but is something that many gamers struggle with.  I'm going to talk about my weight, my lack of exercise and want I'm going to try to do about it.

First off, I'm not a fat guy.  At least, I don't think I am.  I'm definitely BECOMING a fat guy.  I work in a cubicle, mostly inert, from when I wake up until about 5PM each day.  On a good day, I then go and stand next to a gaming table.  Realistically speaking, and left to my own devices, I don't exercise at all in an average week.  All of this contributes to constant weight creep.

I've been thinking about this a lot.  I want to be in better shape, but I just don't seem to have the motivation.  It's like it's always in the back of my mind.  I eat something unhealthy and only THEN think to myself that I shouldn't have eaten it.  The only times I've been successful were times when I made weight loss either into a competition or public via something like an old blog I once updated or Weight Watchers.  I've never eaten healthy for longer than a week though.

So, I've decided to make my struggle somewhat public.  In addition to the four plus hobby posts per week, you'll start to see additional posts about my journey to becoming a better me.  I would say something corny like I'm hoping that I motivate some of you to do the same, but really I'm trying to create a scenario where I feel obligated to post and stop doing unhealthy things because I'm ashamed of myself and don't want to have to write about it.  Once a week, I'll post a summary of my progress, but I'm going to try to write a short post every single day about my eating and exercise.

So...  here goes.

Today I am 6'1" and 241.2 lbs.  The medical community would classify me as Obese.  I need to lose 13.9 lbs to bump down to the Overweight category.  It's going to be a hard day, but I can do this.