I did decide to go to this year's pride parade after all. My good friend Collin managed to convince me to make an appearance - and it's always nice to see so many of my friends out and about at the same time. I never know who I am going to run into!
The parade's after party gave me the chance to mingle with some facebook friends that I rarely get to see because of our conflicting schedules. It was also a great pleasure to see my friends Greg and Rob... my personal vote for one of the cutest couples in Buffalo.
I've been fighting the "battle of the bulge" all my life... the bulge being my ever expanding mid section... and I have been gradually losing this battle for the past three year. Each summer I have steadily had to go up in waist size to fit into shorts. This year, I would need to squeeze my derrière into a 40 waist pair of pants. Oh hell no!
I promised myself I would never again leave the 30's range waste size and I'm not about to break a promise. I REFUSE to buy a pair of pants over a 38 waist!!!
Actually, a picture taken of me at pride drove home the point that something needs to be done. There I was, in a pair of jeans (because I refuse to wear shorts) looking frumpier than a worn out bean bag chair. This just will not do!!
Long ago I accepted the fact that I will always have a larger body size.. and even embraced the "bear-cub" image popular in gay culture.. but I don't like frumpy. Grrrr....
For the past month or so I have been stepping up my exercise routine, but now I'm really focused. For the past three weeks, I have been working out about 6 days a week. Now I am focusing on changing my diet as well. It has to be a gradual change so I don't lose control and binge eat... little steps towards a big goal!
I've done this once before and I can do it again. I once managed to lose 125 pounds... I think I can make it to my goal of losing 30.
Feel the burn! Boo-ya!