By day I’m a software developer writing code to satisfy the needs of my employer. By night I’m the author of digitalBush and now this blog. Between my job and my hobbies I end up spending quite a bit of time sitting on my butt in front of a computer.
For all of my life I’ve been big. It’s all I’ve known. Through high school I played baseball and that managed to keep me in a somewhat fit shape. Once I got to college, my freshman 15 turned into freshman 50. I’m not sure how much I gained, but it was a lot. A year later I set off to lose the weight I had gained and managed to do so with a very strict workout routine. I lost a whopping 50 lbs my sophomore year only to gain it back in the following 2 years. My weight peaked in sometime in 2006 at 310. From that point on, I vowed to never weigh that again.
I started 2007 with a resolution to lose 50 lbs. At that point in time I weighed 306 lbs. Like most people who take on the huge task of losing weight, I started out too aggressive, got frustrated, and gave up. It’s not all bad, because I ended up losing 10 lbs that year and keeping it off. Now it’s 2008, and I resolved to finish what I started in 2007. This time my starting weight was 296 (see the chart below). So far, I’ve managed to make a sizable dent, but there is still a long way to go. I’ve not given up this year and that means that what I’m doing is sustainable.