A New Decade

Happy New Year!

As many do, I once again decided to fix some things in my life for the new year.

I hopped on the scale this morning for the first time in many months.  It had the highest number I’ve ever seen – 300.0 lbs.  Welcome to 2020.

I’m giving up drinking for a while (tomorrow, the 2nd, because I still have a couple of beers in the fridge).  I’m going to start calorie counting, again, tomorrow.  I’m going to start walking the neighborhood, then go back to riding a bike when my knees feel good enough.

Most people start on the 1st.  I’m still wrapping up the huge amounts of food and alcohol from the holidays.  This is partially due to having company over for a while.  I go back to work tomorrow, so it’s time.

There are a number of things I need to fix:

  • My weight
  • My overall health
  • My finances
  • My clutter and time-wasting
  • I want to own a home again

To fix these things, alcohol is being cut.  Going out to eat will be severely curtailed.  I’ll exercise.  I’ll write here again regularly.  I’ll work toward a workable budget.  If I pull this off, I will lose weight and feel better.

I’m going to be re-arranging this site a bit in the coming months to make it more current.  I’ll keep the 1100+ posts and 2300+ comments because it’s nice to see where I’ve been before.  Some of the “pages” will change or go away.  I don’t need to list my bicycles anymore, I only have two now.  I actually have three motorcycles, but that needs to be cut down to two also.

Goals

In three years I want a few things.

  • I want to weight less than 220 lbs
  • I want to avoid heart attack, diabetes, etc
  • I want to remain married to Diane
  • I want to own a home I’m happy with
  • I want to be more financially secure
  • I want to be a more focused individual

I still love motorcycling, even in the cold.  In fact, I’m heading to a ride in a couple of hours.  I do, however, need to get back on a bicycle.  I’m considering riding to work tomorrow, but I’ve been having some knee issues, so it’s really a wait-and-see thing.

More soon!

 

2 thoughts on “A New Decade”

  1. As always, glad to see you here, David. I wish more people still actively blogged. Good luck with your goals for 2020. Might I suggest finding (keeping?) a good therapist, if your insurance/budget can make room for it. He or she could help a lot with most of your goals. I went through two separate not-good-fits before finding my current therapist and I’ve found her so, so helpful in helping me build the life and be the person I want. Happy New Year from Bloomington!

  2. Thanks!

    As far as blogging, Facebook is okay for short-format discussion, but anything more involved is better served elsewhere. Also, I own this site and content, and I choose how it is displayed. Facebook changes thing on a whim, much as Google+ did when I used it.

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