2 Down 1 To Go

I’ve been stubbornly holding steady at 218 with occasional visits back up to 220 over the past couple weeks, so I was getting used to the idea that I’d be here a bit longer than expected. Thus it was with a bit of gleeful surprise when an impromptu step upon the platform of truth (otherwise known as the scale) today yielded a result of 216, leaving me but one pound from my second stage goal and waaaaaay crazy ahead of schedule. Let’s put it this way. I originally planned back in January when I was 260 to lose 30 pounds by July 1 and the next 20 by October 1 with the final 15 gone by the first day of 2007. Then when I lost the first 30 plus two more by the end of March and entered second stage territory I kept the original first-stage deadline but opted to shave five pounds off the second stage goal because I thought dropping another 15 in three months was much more realistic than 20. Now I have a solid chance of getting rid of that five in the next five weeks and standing loud and proud before the world an entire 50 pounds healthier when Susan and I take our road trip to Montana and back.

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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 laonstage.com, 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."