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2011 Resolutions | #1 – Lose 35 lbs

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I have been meaning to talk about the power of goal setting and some methods for setting and achieving goals on this blog.  As a way of addressing this topic, I am going to talk about my four resolutions for 2011 this week.

The straight up truth is that I am overweight.

Standing at a height of 6’2” tall, I am by no means a small person.  I have always carried my size well – I have always looked more muscular than overweight.  During college and even after college, I would lift weights on a regular basis.  This activity kept me in shape but put a lot of size on my body.  I was never concerned with the size I was putting on other than wanting more.  For me, lifting was a way to get bigger and stronger.  I was eating in a manner that coincided with muscle gain during this time.  High caloric intake that centered on clean proteins was my main dietary concern.  Unfortunately, over the last three or so years, my workouts have tapered off as work, children/family and the house have changed my priorities.  Despite the lack of workouts, I have still maintained my eating styles.

The added intake without exercise has manifested itself into a person who recently topped out at 270 lbs.  My unhealthy increase in weight directly links to the elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels I have experienced over the last few years.  Obviously, there are many gains to be had from reducing my weight: reduction in health care risks, increase in quality of life (read: I will be able to keep up with my kids even more) and probably lengthening of my life just to name a few.

In 2011, I am ready to get back to my ‘fighting weight.’  My goal is very direct – I intend to lose weight, at a healthy pace, in 2011 by eating healthy and exercising. Read more of this post