And no, not radio pledge this time, though if you’re so inclined …
Here’s the deal. My fat pants are snug. This is not an acceptable situation. I HATE it when my fat pants are snug. So, it’s time to do something about that.
I was good today. I only ate what I took in my lunch bag, which was pretty healthy. For dinner, a turkey thigh, and some broccoli. That following about a 15 mile bike ride. This is going to be the key. Eat less, exercise more.
But, as I’ve written before, I’ve had a weight problem all my life. For one brief, shining moment, I touched 165 pounds. It was nearly 19 years ago. I don’t know if could possibly fight my way back down to that level.
But, I’m never going to be the 50 year old guy with the rock-hard abs and 3% body fat. Why? I’m just too lazy.
The 50+ year old guy with the rock hard abs and 3% body fat does nothing but work out and eats twigs, nuts, seeds, supplements, and an occasional boneless, skinless chicken breast. Maybe with a little herbage, but God forbid there’s a little salt involved. It might be for some, but I just don’t want to live that way.
I think it’s possible to be healthy without being a fanatic about it. All I want is for my fat pants to be loose, and my less-fat-pants to fit.
So, the way to approach this is one day at a time. I’ve done well today. Lots of fruit and veggies and some exercise. Tomorrow may be a bit more difficult with everything I have to do, but I’ll take it one day at a time.
But for the fat pants to be tight … this will not stand.
Pledge begins in a couple of days. We’ve got a big hill to climb under less-than-ideal economic circumstances. It will be a common theme over the next 2 weeks to encourage you, where ever you may live in the United States, to make a donation to your local public radio station. If you’re one of my foreign visitors, I guess you’ll be paying your media tax if you have that. I still think the voluntary contribution is the way to go.
Public Broadcasting has a very important place in the media landscape. If you’re a listener, why not consider stepping up to the plate and helping out with a couple of sheckles. Thanks very much in advance for your support.