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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Goals Met!

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It's off topic, but 2012 was an ambitious year for personal new year's resolutions. I started out the year more than 45 pounds overweight (a lot given my five foot eight inch frame). Though I have been in to fitness, I was still far too heavy. I wrote down all of my goals at the beginning of the year and they included losing the weight, running three triathlons (including a half ironman), running three half marathons, riding a bike century,  and riding at least 500 miles a month on the bike overall. Today, I reached the last of the goals as I crossed 6000 miles on my bike (and I did an extra triathlon and the MS150 with a bike century on the first day in addition to a standalone century). The local newspaper even did a story on me and I was happy it was about something other than immigration. Now I've got to figure out what I want to do next year (though I've already registered for a half ironman triathlon in New Orleans in April and I'd like to run a full marathon later in the year). Hoping to report next December that the weight is where it should be and I've had another year of fitness goals met. To readers who may be thinking about getting healthy, I can only tell
you that after being overweight for much of my adult life, it feels
great to finally have done something about it.



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  1. voteCIR's Avatar
    Congratulations Greg. So proud of you. I lost nearly 110lbs. Ofcourse your challenge begins now and it is to keep weight off. You may already know but as per national statistics nearly 90% of people who lose weight gain it all back (and some more) within five years. I hope we both belong to 10% who don't.
  2. Greg's Avatar
    voteCIR - You're right, of course. The HBO documentary Weight of the Nation was certainly eye opening when it talked about the yo-yo problem of losing weight. They indicated one of the best ways to maintain weight loss long term was to incorporate regular exercise and that's my big plan. Low carb diet - simple and no calorie counting - just basic rules on what I can eat and not eat. And year round exercise. I didn't mention that I bike commute every day. That's the one that is probably most important since I don't have to find time in my schedule for it. It just is a part of my day every weekday.
  3. KK's Avatar
    Congratulations Greg!!

    We need fitness to be able to do our best in our areas of expertise.
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