Regardless of how far I go in this journey I will never divulge my actual weight to you. Sorry, but after nearly 30 years of battling with the scale I find those numbers to have such a negative influence on my self-esteem that I barely even acknowledge them myself. I realize, however, that they are a way of determining success, so I can't discount them completely.
So, I've decided that I'm going to kind of embrace them for the sake of the blog. Kind of. Though I don't take much stock in things like height/weight charts or even BMI, I do acknowledge that there has to be some easy way to track success. So I'm starting with the number 40, which is the number of pounds I think I need to lose. It's a somewhat arbitrary number - based solely on what I think I should weigh in order to look the way I'd like to look and feel the way I'd like to feel - but it's a number - and I know people like numbers.
Once a week I will weigh in and report to you where I am at. The goal, of course, is that every time I post the number will have decreased. Since I didn't post last week's weigh-in I will do that now - it was...39.
This will be fun, right?