I’ve never made a vow before.
I’ve made goals. I’ve made resolutions, but a vow, now that’s some serious business. A goal can be changed. A resolution can be easily dismissed and forgotten. A vow is sacred.
When I started this journey, I need all the motivation I could get. It was my opinion that a vow would be useful. It is a known fact that beards are both epic and awesome.
“He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.”
“Some men had faces that cried out for a beard. [His] face cried out for an axe between the eyes.”
-George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
Whenever people asked about my beard, I told them I was not going to shave until I was below 300 pounds. Now this was at 370 pounds. For you mathematically challenged out there: 370-300 = a really, really long time. It’s only been about 2 months, and it’s already getting out of control.
Cool fact about beards: If you grow your beard out then shave, people think you’ve lost weight. I’ve done this experiment several times (including when I’ve gained weight), and I got the same response each time.
Starting Weight (November 20th): 371.2 lbs
Last Weigh in (December 1st): 354.4 lbs
Current Weight: 339 lbs
Down 15.4 pounds in the month of December. Can’t wait to try some new vegan recipes this year!