Just a quick update on my diet. Yesterday, I weighed in after 18 days of dieting, and heaven be praised, I had lost my goal amount of weight — 10 pounds — from 196 to 186. I credit my success to strictly following a carb-restricted diet and exercising religiously every morning. On Saturday, I weighed in higher than I should have, but thanks to a six-mile hike with my brother Matt up Thayne Canyon (trailhead in Millcreek) and some good dieting on Sunday, I made my goal.
Of course, I celebrated this milestone yesterday by eating a half dozen delicious homemade peanut butter cookies which Robin made for family night! I can’t seem to control myself sometimes, darn it! If I give into to small temptations, it’s like opening the floodgates and I seem to lose will power. I find it to be easier to just not even taste stuff like that — thank goodness for the Word of Wisdom, or else maybe I would be a binge drinker or an alcoholic.
Anyway, my next milestone is to weigh 180 pounds by October 1, which means I’ll need to lose about two pounds per week from now until the end of the month. I want to greet my new son with a 180-pound body. If I don’t, I have to buy a nice dinner at a steakhouse for my friend Mike Peterson and his wife. (Of course, if he doesn’t reach his goal, he’ll have to buy dinner for Robin and me.) After that, we’re going to do everything we can to encourage each other not to put the weight back on over the holidays! It’ll be a challenge, but I’m up for it.