So, I've decided the best way to commence this is through ritual.
First, I've examined my status.
The good news is, that I'm not as heavy as I thought that I was. At my worst, I measured 202#. That was the first motivation to start. I managed through some diet regulation and changes to push down to 195#. That was a few months ago. I've tried to maintain that regulation...but have faltered. I could see it in my face. So... I decided to start again today... I started by (gulp) weighing in.
When I weighed in during the last time, I usually did it after a shower. Today I did it fully clothed. Imagine my surprise when the same scale I'd been using said *195*
This is encouraging because it means that at least I'm maintaining. Now to really actually make it work for me.
So... what is healthy. Well, going by a chart at weightchart.org it looks like about 146 to 160 is good for me. That's not a lot. Well, 35-50#; For me the importance is also to transform my gut into muscle mass.
So, what's all this ritual stuff? After Magick 101; I was given the 'blueprints' to ceremonial ritual
- General Invocation / Evocation
- The Oath
- Charge to the Spirit
- License to Depart
- Writing of the record.
So, I've started the process. I've banished and begun purification of self.
Okay, so maybe some of this sounds a bit strange. But I figure if I can formally dedicate myself to a purpose; truly identifying my goals and finding that which may cause me to stumble; mitered of course with an actual diet plan. I think this will be a good thing.
Thus: Goals. Written down for me and the world to see.
- Wed Feb 26: 5#: Goal 190
- Never leave the house unshaven again
- Mar 8: Rite of Saturn: 188 maybe 185#
- Seriously begin exercising. Stick with it.
- Mar 31: Replace wardrobe.
Well, it's just a start....