January Challenge

I’m fat. Rather, I have gotten fat. About 8 years ago I started putting on weight. It was not a dramatic weight gain (unless you last saw me in like 2012). Within a few years I was overweight, and out of shape. It was going to be difficult to dig myself out of it.

I have attempted to lose weight many times. All of them were successful. In fact it’s pretty easy to do. The downside is that is much much easier to gain the weight back. I like booze and rich food. It’s a shame.

I typically choose a few New Year resolutions, and this year is no different. However, in addition, I did concoct a special hell for myself for this January. I am calling it the January Challenge. The rules (for myself) are as follows:

  1. Track and eat 1800 kcal/day or less
  2. Intermittent fasting using the 16:8 plan
  3. Walk 60 miles (can sub elliptical here since I own one and it gets dark at 4p)
  4. Positively no booze
  5. No weighing in. I weighed in on Jan 1, and I will not weigh in again until Feb 1

Having done all these things before, albeit not all at the same time, I think this is a doable challenge, but I do think it will be difficult nonetheless.

Planning to blog about it here.


  1. Can’t wait to read about the results at the end of the month. Regardless of the results, you’re steering your ship in the right direction, and direction is always more important than speed.

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