The Countdown Continues

I broke ranks with myself this morning and stepped on the scale. I thought I’d converted myself to weighing-in only every two weeks, but the impulsive side of me staged a coup.

While I’d considered it during the week, I’d been hesitant to do so, in part because I hadn’t included any large-scale exercise efforts. Sure, I’d logged 15-plus miles walking with Shadow Monday through Friday, and there was yesterday’s 4.5-hour marathon stroll with Susan around the ‘hood that included the L.A. Conservancy’s Angelino Heights Walking Tour, but I hadn’t gone on any long bike rides — in fact I hadn’t been on my bike at all this past week.

So I braced myself for a zero loss or even a one-pound gain (which wouldn’t be too surprising given my eight-pound drop recorded last Sunday) and took my place on the scale’s platform. After what seemed like a very long time, the red numbers showed:


Wow! Another four pounds burned off for a total of 20 pounds lost since I began this January 8, putting me two-thirds the way to my first-stage goal of 30 pounds and waaaaaaay ahead of achieving it by July 1. Amazing and awesome!

At this rate (which I fully understand will not sustain — nor should it) I stand a very good chance of moving into second-stage loss territory in the next month or two. That goal is 210 pounds… a weight I haven’t been since my late teens. Followed by my final-stage goal of 195 pounds… which I can’t recall ever being since high school when I moved past the six-foot mark.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."