If it’s Sunday, it’s weigh-in day and I met the first proof this ain’t going to be a nice and steady downhill ride. The scale showed me that I actually gained back a pound, putting me at 252.

Very disappointing considering my caloric intake was very well monitored this past week. But I’m not going to let it get me down (too much). Instead, I’m giving myself my first weekly goal of dropping three pounds. I’m going to step on the scale next week and it’s going to read 249. And I’m going to achieve this not by any drastic reduction of calories, but in maintaining that 2,000-per-day level (Super Bowl Sunday shamelessly not included) and just upping the consistency of the exercise I’m doing.

YMCA, here I come.