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Good Morning!!  Today is the day that I start my weight loss journey. Posting these pictures are the hardest thing that I’ve had to do.  I can’t stand to see myself in this shape.  What better way to start a diet right?

I have weighed and taken my measurements this morning. I’m not too surprised at what I see.  It could and has been worse.  I’ll post everything later on in this post. My plan is to weigh every day and take my measurements once a month.

The Plan

I have been on hundreds of diets in my lifetime.  The only one that really works for me is the low carb diet along with exercise.  Another thing that I have found that works is being able to track my intake as well as my exercise.  One of the best ways is through some apps that I can  use on my phone. I have a couple of apps that I like. One is Fitbit and the other is MyNetDiary.  Both of which have similarities but differences as well. The MyNetDiary app allows me to track my insulin and my blood sugar as well.

Fitbit offers a way to track your exercise on a daily basis.  It counts your steps for which you can set different daily goals.  The default is 10,000 steps. It counts stairs or sets of stairs should I say, it counts the total miles that you’ve walked in a day, it counts the calories that you’ve burnt or used and if you want, it will even count the hours of sleep you had the night before.  Each one of these have a goal that you can set.

So, let’s get into the plan a little deeper.  Like I said earlier, I will be on a low carb diet.  I will stay at or below 2,000 calories/day. And by way of the Fitbit, I will try to get at least 10,000 steps per day and at least if not more than 30 minutes of exercise per day.

I will log everyday but not necessarily on here. You can though, expect a weekly report.  If you would like to track my progress more closely then you can request to join my Fitbit group.  To do so all you have to do is send me an email at timhughes1963@gmail.com and I”ll hook you up.

As promised, and I’m embarrassed to say, here are my measurements.

  • Waist  43.5
  • Chest  45
  • Thigh  23
  • Calf  17.5
  • Neck  18
  • Weight 280


Well, there you have it. Like I said, I’ll post updated pictures about once a month to see if you can see any changes and I might post some weekly stuff as well but I’ll try not to make them boring.

I hope some will follow this journey with me.  I really think this will help me to stay on track.  I nearly forgot, my weight loss goal for the three month time period is 15 pounds.  I have no doubt in my mind that I will be able to reach this goal.  I will have to stay on my diet in order to reach it though.

Wish me luck.