Remember when I said that I had but one weight-loss goal in 2010, which was to simply move from a size 40 waist to a size 38 one?
Today, for the first time in probably five years, I’m wearing a size 38 trousers. Tan Dockers purchased at Sears, if you must know.
I understand that this is, of course, still an indicator of being quite overweight and my BMI, according to the Wii Fit is firmly in the “obese” category. But more than 5 kilograms have been shed since the beginning of the year and the weight is trending down. I’m 96kg at the moment, the Wii program I’m on has a goal of hitting 91 kg within six months. So I’m basically on track to hit that goal. Now, the trick is to keep up that for the summer, then possibly start trying for a 36″ waist. I’ll never be slim as I never was in the first place. A fifth-generation working class rural Maritimer of Danish and Scottish ancestry, my body was bred for pulling potatoes from the ground and fish from the sea. We are not tall, sleek people. We are stout.
Now, if pants makers can also make a 38″ waist with a 28″ inseam, that would save me a fortune in additional tailoring costs caused by my stubby legs.