I am not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions.
If you want to make a change in your life, no need to wait for a new year to do it. That said, New Year's is a good excuse to get started.
I made a number of resolutions this year, two of which are to lose weight and to write/blog more. So why not combine the two and write about weight loss.
I am six feet tall, 228 pounds and 41 years old. Not grossly overweight, but enough that my doctor recommends losing 10-15 pounds. I have decided to go farther than that. I am finally going to get in the shape that I have always wanted. My weight problem is three parts. Overeating, lack/no exercise, and an improper diet. The improper diet is probably the least of my worries. I barely drink alcohol, don't drink coffee, and stay away from sugar, except for the occasional Coke Zero.
I am going to use a modified Atkins diet. I tried it out a few months ago and lost 15 pounds in two weeks, so I am confident that it will work but it will not be easy. My food weakness is not sweets, it's salty. I love potato chips. I love carbs, especially bread and pasta.
While I also enjoy many of the things on the Atkins plan, such as meat and various vegetables fried in butter, I do get tired of them pretty quick. This helps me reduce my food intake.
This weight loss project is also part of another, larger effort, the details of which I am not ready to divulge at this time.
Check back for weekly updates. Posts on my progress will be a few weeks behind real time.