Community blogger Alan Foster writes:
Beginning weight: 225 pounds
Current weight: 210 pounds.
I must confess I’ve been avoiding this blog in recent days because it’s where the reality of my efforts hit me square in the face. The reality is I’m stuck at the same weight; I’m stuck eating the same foods; I’m stuck with little motivation to exercise.
I still have the desire to lose a few more pounds but my motivation to work hard for it has all but faded away over the last few weeks. I still wake up early with intentions of doing some swimming. But I spend too much time reading the paper, checking email, and doing the daily crossword. I still pack my gym clothes, but they stay in the truck. I still pack my lunch but I usually eat too much dinner. I’ve run out of excuses to slack off on this weight loss challenge.
I’ve got 5 months to lose at least 10 more pounds and convince my doctor that I no longer need blood pressure medicine. These were the goals to which I publicly committed back in January. I’m sure there are many who share in the lack of motivation at times. Let me hear from you. Perhaps some mutual reality checks will spark some fourth-quarter motivation to make some meaningful progress. Any takers?