(Late) Week 101 weigh-in and thoughts on Lent

Good day to you all. I am sorry I am late with my Week 101 weigh in. On Friday, February 5th, I weighed in at 216.0 pounds. That puts my total weight loss at 129 pounds. I am only 4 pounds from getting back to my all-time low since starting this journey. It is within sight!

Here is my update on waking 1,000 miles in 2016 (through yesterday)

mile chart 2016

I am still behind on the pace I should have for making 1,000 miles for the year, but I have picked it up dramatically. As you can see, last Saturday I did a walk for the first time this year. I haven’t gone yet today, but plan to later after work.

Today begins the season of Lent for Christians around the world. Between now and Easter Sunday (March 27th), many of us are “giving things up.” The tradition is born out of the notion of self-denial as a method of spiritual cleansing. The idea is to give up something that we enjoy and do so prayerfully as a way to lift our Spirits.

I also like to do POSITIVE things in the same time frame. Giving up my own personal momentum, if you will, and pushing myself in new directions. I haven’t decided on that side of the equation yet, but here is what I am giving up:

Chocolate, Peanuts, Popcorn, Whiskey.

Between now and March 27, these items are out of my life. It will be hard, especially when it comes to peanuts and popcorn because they tend to be staples in my healthy snacking.

Usually I would say that denying something from yourself, especially if it is not harmful, is not sustainable. And, the same is true here. I don’t intend to give those things up for the rest of my life, but I do intend to have a bit of self-discipline over these next 47 days or so.

Who else is giving something up, or adding something positive for this season?


  1. I’m not giving up anything this year. The last few years I have and I’ve only felt frustrated and had negative consequences. I’m going to focus on not swearing as much. I do that a lot.

    Congrats on the walking and weight loss!


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