Less is more
January 5 2001 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

Less is more | Friday, Jan. 5, 2001

Friday, Jan. 5, 2001

Less is more

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor It started with a lack of self-discipline, one that manifested itself in more hamburgers with fries and fewer low-fat sub sandwiches. I eat on the road a lot. No, it's more accurate to say that I eat a lot, and often on the road. Several years ago, I joined a weight-loss support group. With the encouragement of the group, lots of exercise and the guidance of a healthful eating plan, I lost 50 pounds and felt better than I had in years.

Woe is me, for I have backslidden. I have used travel and children and work as excuses for less exercise and more calories, and about 30 of those pounds came back. I can see them when I look in the direction of my less-visible feet. I can feel them, even when I'm not doing anything physically stressful like trying to button my pants.

When I'm closer to an ideal weight and in good physical shape, I feel better, sleep better (by snoring less) and think better - not to mention being a better steward of the body God gave me. So, I think it's about time to head in that direction again.

My erratic travel schedule prohibits regular attendance at a weight-loss support group, so I've decided to impose on our readers by announcing my plan here, knowing that I've got better than 50,000 people to keep me accountable. As of this writing, I weigh 223 pounds. My goal is 195 or lower, and I hope to get there before summer.

Just to make it more fun, I invite readers to guess when (or if) I'll reach the goal. Just call, write or e-mail the Biblical Recorder with your guess by the end of January. The person whose guess is closest will win a nice denim shirt with the Recorder logo embroidered over the pocket (a new one, not the one I hope to ditch for a smaller size).

You can call (919) 847-2127, send e-mail to editor@biblicalrecorder.org or write to me at P. O. Box 18808, Raleigh, N.C. 27619-8808.

I'll provide periodic updates, probably punctuated by complaints about life without second helpings.

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