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Remember: The First Frost Challenge: Log One

Friday, June 26, 2009

The First Frost Challenge: Log One

My friends know that I profoundly dislike hot weather. I would easily be satisfied if the temperature never got above sixty degrees. That said, I usually have a countdown to the first day of autumn (87 days by the way) going as soon as the first humid soaked summer afternoon bakes itself into the soil. Our first frost usually occurs around mid October.

It is with these dates in mind that I set for myself a challenge. In order to demonstrate the functionality of our parks I pledge that I will lose thirty-five pounds by walking and using the fitness equipment in the parks by the time of our first frost.

I currently weigh 228 pounds.

At just under six feet tall I am medically considered obese. I need to lose about 40 pounds to be considered healthy. Without question, I feel out of shape. I sure look it too. I will document weekly my progress (or lack there of) here on this blog. Supplementing my exercise in the parks I am going to develop a diet of locally grown sustainable food and I will share this diet here as well.

I am looking forward to my first frost challenge. I am excited to continue to show the wonderful uses of our beautiful city parks. Here, I selfishly wish myself luck. I am going to need it.

Specific details will be provided next week as well as initial results.

Challenge on.



Anonymous monkey momma said...

Awesome! Local blogger Chris Casey also used to blog about his weight loss trials and tribulations - not sure if that is still up on the internet these days, but it was interesting to read, as I'm sure your blog will be.

Good luck with your goal! I admire the outdoor workout folks, but I'm more of an "aquarium" exerciser, in that I love my gym.
But you should get all kinds of good stories about your time in the city parks.

Have fun!

June 26, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

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