No weigh-in yet this week. Been pretty good on my meals and did a 1.75 mile walk yesterday so I'm expecting a pound or two loss. Guess we'll see.
I've been thinking alot about holding myself responsible lately and I wanted to type out some thoughts on it.
When Paul first convinced me to post about my weight loss on here, we got on the subject of gym memberships. I had said I can't afford one (I really couldn't at the time, such is the life of someone who gets paid on commission.) and Paul said something that stuck with me. It was to the effect that I needed to get uncomfortable and go without things I might WANT to get something I NEED.
Fast forward a couple months and 19 lost pounds. I find myself feeling guilty that my awesome wife bought me a membership to a Sportsmen's Club for my birthday. Sure, I'm stoked to (soon) have access to 6 shooting ranges, 2 archery ranges, a stocked lake, and weekly trap/bullseye/USPSA/etc events. (Did I mention how awesome my wife is?) But, with the money we spent on that annual membership, I could have gotten most of an annual membership to a gym and adding in regular exercise to my new lifestyle.
Now, a couple weeks later, I have some spare cash from my birthday and sales have been better at work. I have a choice. To get myself out deer hunting (and have a chance) I need camo, boots (like seriously. I have my KSOs and old running shoes. That's it.), and scent masking product. (That's at a minimum) If I buy bottom of the barrel clearance, we're looking at AT LEAST $125. Seriously. (Have you looked into 5XLT camo and size 16 boots? Madness. They know you have no alternative so it's either buy junk or pay out the wazoo.)
So I can pay all that money, blunder into the woods a few times and hopefully (but probably not, according to every hunter I've talked to) get a deer my first year out.
I could get a membership to a gym, speed up my weight loss, get into smaller clothes that cost less, (hopefully) lose a hundred pounds by next season so I'm not huffing and puffing and scaring all the deer off (and maybe actually find a treestand to hold me), get toned up a bit as a gift back to my wife, and not die of a heart attack at 30.
So I'll be getting a gym membership before any more hunting supplies or a new gun (God, that hurts much more than the hunting, I've been jonesing for my first handgun). Hope nobody minds the lack of hunting content on here for another year.
Should be weighing in tomorrow or wednesday, hopefully I'll be below the 460 mark. I'll keep you guys updated.