Starting weight: 212.5 lbs. That’s up fourteen pounds since August. My goal weight for this challenge is 202, at which point I will have lost 5% of my body weight. It’s a start.
I got James’s starting weight and calculated his goal weight; I’m not sure if he wants that posted here or not, so I’ll let him add it in the comments if he wants.
I had a good first full day of paying special attention to what I eat and how active I am. (I don’t want to call it a diet, per se — that has such negative connotations. Let’s just call it the Challenge.)
I look forward to getting back down to the weight I was, so I can start over and lose the weight I wanted to lose in the first place.
In other fitness news, tonight’s aikido gave me sore toes, skinned knees, and new mat burns. I plan to go more often this month, though, since I test for rank in only four weeks. I’ll be either adding to the collection of aikido-related almost-injuries, or figuring out how to avoid them. We’ll see…