No, I'm not under on word count. Ever since deciding the time was right to become a father I've felt it necessary to get in shape. Not that I was ever obese or anything even remotely close, but I have let myself go a bit in the last twenty years or so. Lately I've been exercising almost everyday and do feel better. This week I added swimming to the routine. I'm not an Olympian, so don't expect to see me zipping back and forth, but it seems to be working. Today, I stepped on the scale for the first time in a while, and my thrilled eyes lit up at the number on the dial. I can't say I actually know how much I've lost because it's not something I ever kept track of, but there have been times when it's hovered just under 190. I'm a short guy, so that ain't good. But things are moving in the right direction, and I could use some encouragement. If it's just me cheering for myself, I'm might not get too far.
Using a number of random internet weight calculators, based on my height - 5'8" and age - 37 my ideal weight range falls between 125 and 164. Being rather close to the high end of that scale makes it seem attainable, although even losing a further five pounds wouldn't make me comfortable. So, I'm setting a goal of 155 pounds. It's in sight. I mean, I'm still using binoculars, but there is a hazy shape taking form on the horizon. So I'm throwing a new meter over on the side bar to help keep me honest. I had even considered keeping an updated Vlog, but felt bad exposing you, my loyal readers, to such a sight.
The main idea is, no matter how much I lose, or how long it takes, I want to be around a long time after our Korean arrives. And I want to be able to keep up with him/her.