I have to say that I consider myself to be pretty motivated when it comes to my own personal journey towards better health. I wish I could say that for everything in my life, but alas, I can't. I do push myself pretty hard when it comes to my diet and exercise regimen though…at least that is something. I try to make healthier food choices every day and I somehow manage to find the time to get my exercise time in, no matter how crazy things might be for me personally on any given day. But even I am human (so I am told anyway - personally I am waiting for all the tests to come back - lol). Seriously though, I have the same weaknesses and temptations that everyone else has. Even after getting through all of the physical and mental roadblocks that were necessary to get me to where I am now. There are plenty of days where all I want to do is veg out on the couch eating munchies and watching TV…who doesn't? Sorry, but I wasn't always the boy scout that you see before you. There was a time in my life…not even that long ago…when my blood type was velveetta…and if you cut me I bled gravy. LOL. The thing to remember is that I am NOT that person anymore. And I do NOT give in to those same old temptations whenever they raise their ugly heads. Having said that, some days are a lot harder for me to get through than others. Today was one of those days. To start out with, it was waaaaay too humid waaaaay too early this morning.

Which made my daily 2-mile hike to the train station particularly hot and sticky. Deadline week at work…the time of the month when we send our magazines out to be printed…kept me busy all day. Had trouble on the trains after work getting to Queens to visit my mom. Then got stuck on the LIRR and missed my connecting train at Jamaica. Which meant I had to wait an extra half hour to finally get picked up at the station out here in Long Island. Left for work at 6am today…got home at 9 o'clock tonight. Tell me, would YOU want to eat something healthy and then work out on a day like today? Yeeeeeeaaaaah…me neither. But I did. Please pause for a brief second while I pat myself on the back. Ha ha ha. Nah, not really my style…but will admit that I am happy with myself. Had a baked chicken cutlet for dinner with a small baked potato, fresh spinach and corn on the cob….YUM! Who says healthy can't be tasty too!?! Then after hanging with Meghan and Lori for what seemed like only a few minutes, I went for a quick run in the evening humidity. Finished the night by heading downstairs for a taped episode of NCIS (soooo hooked!) and an old-fashioned cardio session. YAAAAAWN…and now I am done. Beat up from the feet up…tore up from the floor up. Sitting here wrapping up another day…not because I want to…but because I have to. The reasons why don't really matter I guess…as long as you get the job done.

Thanks for checkin' in…and now, to bed….g'nite all!

Starting Weight - 225 pounds

Current Weight - 220 pounds

Goal Weight - 199 pounds

Total Weight Loss So Far - 5 pounds

Projected Date to Hit Goal Weight - September 19th, 2011