I've made a decision that it's truly time to focus on diet starting this month. I'm very proud of myself that I completed the April mileage challenge as set forth by Jonathan and Rae. However, I've really let my eating get out of control. It seems like I keep putting it off, and putting it off, always coming up with a new excuse of why I need to wait another week to start eating right. "This week is the Superbowl, this week is so-and-so's birthday, tomorrow is dinner out with the wife," and so on and so on. Before I know it, it's been 4 months since I promised myself I was jumping back on the wagon and getting my eating under control.
I'm hoping that with the new found confidence of knowing that I can dedicate myself to something, like logging mileage every day for 30 days, I know I can tackle this new challenge. For many of us, this seems to be the real stumbling block. I see Jonathan has recently been posting about his set backs in the area of food intake, and with Matt's mom making chocolate oreo fudge, well how can one not cheat? (I'll skip the fried catfish thanks...I'm more of a cod, scallops, and oyster kind of guy).
Anyway, as I look around I see many of us dealing with some adversity. If it's not diet it could be any number of things. Loss of a job, dealing with an injury, caring for a sick parent, trying not to take out our frustration on our Nike+, or taming indigestion caused by the Red Sox/Bills/Eagles. No matter what the problem, it's nice to know that someone is there to give an encouraging, "You can do it."
So while this past month has been tagged the "Month of a Million Miles," this month, for me, is going to be the "Month of a Million Pounds." While piling up the miles, I will be shedding off the pounds. I know with the support of my friend and family, and specifically Team Voice, I can finally get a handle on this and start making huge strides in the right direction. The goal is 10 pounds per month between now and January. There's no looking back now. In order to help hold myself accountable I'm going to start posting my weight in the side bar to chart my progress. I'm embarrassed to post it, but if nothing else maybe I can shame myself into dropping the pounds.