In order for this all to work, I need to be brutally honest with myself (and as a result all of you who bother to read this). And to be brutally honest, I've gotten off to a terrible start.
I've mainly been having issues with my diet. The combination of the foot injury I mentioned in my last update, a ridiculously busy schedule, and some personal issues had left me in a not-quite-so-good place. Unfortunately, one of my bad habits when I'm feeling down is to eat the worst things imaginable. Because of this, instead of losing any weight since this started I've actually gained two pounds so far.
Can I get a do-over?
Anyway. In an effort to get myself back on track, I started searching for a new source of motivation to help propel me towards my goals. It took a little while, but while I was loafing around on the couch one evening inspiration struck in the weirdest of places.
I am a huge Oakland Athletics (A's) fan. Every year, like most other MLB franchises, the A's host a FanFest event. I was sitting there somewhat spaced out, and found myself looking at a couple of photos I have of myself with some of the players from the past two FanFests. I realized after looking for a moment that there is a noticeable difference in my weight between the 2014 photo and the 2015 photo (I had lost 10 pounds between the two). FanFest would normally coincide with the end of Buff Buddies, so I decided that that's what I'll use as my motivation.
Maybe it's shallow, but who cares. I'm doing this for me and my health, anyway. But that's my new goal: I want there to either be a noticeable slimming, or at least no noticeable weight gain, between my 2015 and 2016 photos (assuming I'm able to get through the insane lines to get one).
Starting over in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...!