March 25, 2022

I Lost 35 Pounds in 96 Days with a Simple Plan

Now, I’m Using the Same Plan to Reach a Greater Goal

On March 23, 2021, I started walking.

That first day I walked fewer than 2 miles, at a leisurely 18:40 minutes per mile. I decided to lose 35 pounds by my 60th birthday — June 27.

I did it.

It was simple really.

Now, a year later, I walk about 4-6 miles most days, at a much faster pace (12:40/mile). The excess pounds have stayed off.

On March 23, 2022 — the one-year anniversary — I started a new experiment.

I wondered if I could use the same plan to help me achieve another (greater) goal.

So, I began again.

By my 61st birthday, I’ll know if these skills are transferable to other areas of life.

This time, I have 30-day, 60-day and 90-day goals.

For starters, I created this website. It’s definitely not ready to launch, but I took the next step to keep the momentum.

I wrote my first post yesterday.

Just like last year, my early steps are not impressive.

  • Start small and slow.
  • Stay focused on the goal.
  • Stick to the routine.
  • Trust the process
  • Enjoy the ride.

The weight loss helped only me, and perhaps my wife.

This new goal, I pray, will help others…people I don’t yet know.

Maybe you.