My first recorded weigh-in was four months ago yesterday. Quantitative data is actionable data, and I've been doing plenty of quantitating. I'm solidly 1/3 of the way to my target weight, still right on schedule. But how I feel is important data, too. Recent readings:


  • T-shirts fit better
  • Jeans and shorts hang low after a couple wearings
  • Work slacks are fairly comfortable again
  • Work shirts are much better (still a bit tight at the neck)


  • Some weight has departed my face
  • Some weight has migrated upwards to chest/shoulders/arms


  • Maybe less lethargic; too early to be sure, and summer-induced lethargy will temporarily confound any results
  • Exercise used to feel awful, now it feels pretty good


I no longer feel like a complete mess, just a person who's out of shape. Since I'm over the exercise hump, perhaps my conditioning will now improve faster.