So I'm researching, like geeks do, on the internet. The government's recommendation for someone my height (six foot, even) is 144 to 177 pounds. (That's 1.82m, and between 65.3 - 80.2kg for our European friends.) I was shocked and offended. 177 pounds? I haven't weighed that much since High School, and i was really skinny in High School! Even at the peak of my fitness, in the Army, I didn't weight 177. No way. For me, maybe 185 was a pretty good goal - which is still technically overweight, but that's about what I weighed after basic training right? Jeez. It really bothered me. 177 pounds!
And then I went and looked at my military ID (which I still habitually carry) ...and sure enough, there it was. Cpl. Krieger, David V. Height: 6'0" Weight: 170.
Sweet mother of muppets - I've gained 55 pounds since basic training. That's just astonishing. Fifty five pounds! All day that number was rattling around in my head. I mean, that's like a third of my body-weight. That's as much as like, a Russian gymast or something! 55? Really?
So yeah. I'm doing this - and not half-assed. Not like before, where I'd get down to 200 and celebrate with a big plate of wings or something. If I keep up what I've been doing for the past... jeez, 13 years, I'll be gigantic by the time I'm 40. I truly fear being more like my father - a fat alcoholic - than my grandfather - a thin and abstemious man. No more, I'm just going to fix it, and be done with it!