Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lent: Week 1

One week into Lent and I am 7lbs lighter.
Yeah, it's kind of like throwing a deck chair off of the Titanic but it's a start.

The giving up of fast food during Lent means that I won't be taking advantage of McDonald's Leap Day special of buy a Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with cheese and get a second one for just 29 cents. Other than that I've just been snacking less and trying to eat less. I've still managed to include cookies, donuts, chips and other junk foods; just not too much of them. I'm even cutting back on the diet soda and drinking more water, thereby cutting back on caffeine.

I am using stairs instead of the elevator at work, although I occasionally use the elevator to go down since going down the stairs is a little hard on the fat boy's knees.

I hope that the weight will continue to come off so that a month from now I won't be the "fat" bald guy!
If you haven't read yesterday's post yet, you may not get the bald guy reference, so go read it now.
If you have read it, I know of four boys that are counting on you to make a small donation to a worthy cause and thereby getting to see their Uncle John with a shaved head. Every small donation helps ... $10, 20, 50... whatever you can spare. This is their page. Click on "make a donation" and help them out. Please!

Happy Leap Day!
Time to get ready for work.

John <><


Mike said...

HEY! Thanks for letting me know about the McDonalds specials.

John said...

No problem, Mike. If I can get the rest of the US to fatten up a bit, I won't have to lose as much weight to look good!

Anonymous said...

Good for you, John! Keep going. Losing 7 pounds is an accomplishment. Everything in moderation. Small changes, a little at a time, make a big difference.