My apologies to anyone who isn’t interested in reading about this, but I think I’m going to plan on posting weekly updates from here on out.
The first week went as good or better than I could have expected. I lost five pounds since last week, which I think is a pretty good start. I’m definitely not starting out with a specific weight as an end goal, but it will be more a side effect of the true goal of generally getting into better shape, and for now it’s one good way to measure progress.
My plan now is just to try to keep up that pace, adjusting my exercise patterns as needed to do so. Even before weighing in this morning, I had decided to step up the cardio (mostly treadmill but some swimming and biking too) to twice a day, so I’m hoping that will accelerate things even more.