This morning before work, before breakfast, before the morning cup of coffee, I pulled out an old . . . I don't know if I'd call it a "friend," but I pulled out the scale and stepped on it for the first time in nearly a month.
I fell off of my treadmill-in-the-morning-tracking-all-of-my-food-intake routine at the end of October, and every week since then, I've had a reason or two (most of them good) as to why I hadn't got back into the swing of things. I hurt my back. It's Halloween. I was sick. Birthday. Christmas. Whatever. It's time to get back to it if I'm ever going to hit my goal weight.
I've never publicly shared what my weight actually is on Plan D or anywhere else. But, if I intend to REALLY stick to it, I'm going to go ahead and put it out there. I'd been hesitant because I'm embarrassed by my weight, and (even at my age by others around my age) I've been ridiculed because of it. But I'm going to own it, and let people know that when I first started getting serious about this at the beginning of August 2012, I weighed in at 342 pounds. I managed to get down to 311 pounds last November, and after getting back on the scale this morning, I found I'm at 325 pounds.
I know I'm a bigger guy at 6'4", but this is too much for me, and I need to get back on the treadmill. I hope it remembers me.
On the writing-front, the end of 2012 saw a few things happen that derailed me a bit (some of the same excuses I found/created as mentioned above), but 2013 is going to be AMAZING. I have a support system in place, two short stories in various stages of development, a novel starting to take shape, and a plan. A REAL plan. More on that magical plan later this month . . .
I've had to rearrange some things in my life to make/allow more time for the things that make me truly happy, and writing is one of those things. I was joking with a friend of mine on Facebook just last night and said, "2013 will be the Year of the D."
I've decided that's not going to be joke. I will get to a healthier weight, and there will be more releases "by Derek M. Koch" available for your Kindle this year.
I'm eager to share with you my ongoing progress along the way.