I Look Horrible! YIKES!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 11, 2007

in Blog

Over the past two years, I've picked up a LOT of weight. It never really hit me as reality until I actually saw a picture of myself not too long ago.
I've finally made a decision to take action and I've set out with a major goal to accomplish in 2007. The Goal: To Loose 100 pounds by the end of this year. My idea weight is somewhere between 150 to 165. On January 2nd, I weighed myself in at 261 pounds.
This is NOT a New Year's resolution. I don't believe in the practice of making new year resolutions. This is a decision to change my life and become more healthy so that I will feel better, live longer, and be able to able to provide for my family and serve more Lord more fully and for as long as He would have me to do so.
I plan to do a few things to help me accomplish this goal. First off, I'm going to start off with the SlimFast Plan. I know, it's a hokey fad diet kind of thing. But it had worked for me once in the past and some really stupid decisions in my life is what allowed me to get to this place where I am today. I had once lost 65 pounds on slimfast and I remember how good I looked and felt after I had done so.
Next, I am serious about physical activity. Walking will be the largest part of my physical activity routine. I'm going to try to avoid being obsessive compulsive about trying to do a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. I'm simply going to make an effort to walk 45 minutes at least 4 days a week.
Along with diet and physical activity, I plan to use a very healthy dose of accountability. I'm sharing this goal in my blog. I'm sharing this goal with thousands of people around the world in my podcasts, and of course, I'm sharing this goal with those who are closest to me here and see me on a regular basis.
It's not going to be something that I accomplish over night. It will take time. But I do believe that 100 pounds can be lost in a 12 month period of time. When I come back and compare the picture in this post with a picture of myself in a few months from now, I'm praying that I will start to see a difference.
I'll post updates as the months go by! Please keep me an this goal for myself in your prayers whenever you think of me.

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