January 26, 2005


*I've been sparing you guys the SoBeDi progress reports. Although the early-stage, dramatic, weight-loss has stopped, I have continued to go down, more or less steadily. But today I do want to crow a little.

Back in 2000, my last year in California, my weight had gotten pretty high, coincidentally, to about the same level as this past summer. I spent that spring, summer, and fall concentrating on a fitness program. And by September I had reached a very satisfying milestone. I wrote about it in one of my very first blog entries.

It turned out that that was as low as I would get. The stress/excitement/trauma of moving back east -- helped along by my rediscovery of Chocolate Frappes at Portsmouth's "Ice House" -- led me back up to the 200 lb level.

Last August I started again, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. One of my goals was to get back, at-or-below, my 2000 low of 173 lbs. And I'm really happy to say that this week's weigh-in had me below 173 for the second week in a row! Yay!

Now to get below 170, and to my next goal of 165.

Just like five years ago, I think 165 would be a good healthy weight for me, but my doctor did suggest 155. I think 155 would be pretty thin for me, but I'm gonna give it a try and see what I think.

When I get to 155 -- and I have no doubt that I will, my goal is to reach it sometime in April -- I'll see if it feels right, and see if I can maintain it without too much sacrifice (I don't want to give up the Frappes completely). But if not, I'll be OK with drifting back up the the 165 range.

Posted by jackhodgson at January 26, 2005 09:55 AM