Getting It Going
Monday, February 14, 2011
I'm a big believer in the power of social media. It's my "day-job" after all.
I read a blog post on a great site - Lifehacker.com - all about personal productivity and improvement. It talked about the use of a mild degree of public humiliation as a motivating factor for weight loss and fitness.
I put it out there to my friends on Facebook (but not Twitter and LinkedIn as those I use 100% for business) - I'm out to lose 40 lbs by Labor Day. If I meet that goal, I will purchase for myself an iPad (or similar device), or give myself some sort of extrinsic treat of some sort.
I'm not in terrible shape. In fact at 240 lbs I was able to jump onto a treadmill and successfully run a 5K in about 32 minutes within minimal trauma. I'm a little thick, but I've dropped weight successfully in the past. I tend to derail in times of illness (like a bad headcold), or I just get lazy and start over-portioning the wrong foods.
I'll keep a record here as well as on my Facebook page.