A week ago I made the pledge on my 49th birthday to lose 50 pounds by the time I turned 50 years old.  I weighed in at 235 pounds and I won't weigh myself again until September 7th.  Right now I'm focusing on willpower. 

The picture above may not look like much, but it's part of the path that I've been walking/jogging every evening since my birthday.  I know that if I'm going to be successful for both of my goals, I've got to lay down a good foundation.  By the way, my second goal is to maintain my weight and health once I reach my first goal.

So far, so good.  I've cut down drastically on my soda intake and have replaced that with water.  And I run and walk 2 miles every evening.  I will get faster and I will increase that distance, but for now, I just want to establish the routine and make it a top priority.

One week down, 51 to go.