Thursday, January 01, 2009


Resolutions - How mundane.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to talk about a growing problem - my waistline. When I got back from Iraq in March, I was the most fit I've ever been in my entire life (and that includes both marathons I ran in 1989 and 2003). I even posted a picture of my new cut abs. Well, those abs are gone again. I'm not as heavy as I was before I left for the war, but I'm getting there.

This morning I got on the scale at 172.
When I got back from Iraq I was 154.

My plan is to get to 165 in 3 months. That's a little over 2 pounds a month. I've done it before. In fact, I've lost even more than that, so I feel this is attainable. To start things off, I went for a run this morning - in the freezing rain. It felt pretty good, to be honest. I got some great flashbacks from when I trained for the Paris marathon. Back then I was running every morning at 4 am. In the winter. In Germany.

This is gonna be cake. Well, maybe soy cake. Or tofu. You get the point.

Anyone wanna come along with me?


The Sister said...

I would LOVE not to be the beluga whale I currently am before our sister's wedding. But that only gives me 16 days to loose 54 pounds. I'll give it a shot, though!

Shrike said...

I can't go running with you, but I'll gladly do a weight loss bet. I need to lose 8 to 10 kilos.