Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Birthday Resolution

Today’s my birthday. I’m 49. I tell you that not to get a response, but to declare a goal of mine. That goal is to lose 60 pounds before I turn 50 years old.

You know, it’s said that the best way to stay on track towards a goal is to tell people about it. Knowing that others are aware of your goal makes most people much more likely to succeed in what they set out to do. What better way to tell others than to announce my goal on this blog.

My goal is not only weight related, but overall fitness. I’ve completed triathlons and even a marathon just six years ago. There is no question that my service in the Senate help set me back physically. Now that I have more time on my hands, I am ready to reverse course. Hey, this is at least one upside to losing the primary! My commitment today to you and my family is that in exactly one year, I will weigh 158 pounds and be in the best shape of my life.

I know it’s tempting, but keep the old age and fat jokes to yourself. I’ve already heard them all!


Not Larry Sabato said...

I didn't know you were elected when you were 32.

Brandon Bell said...

Yea, seems like yesterday actually. You know I looked at my session pictures from 1993 and 2007 and realized William Wampler will be the only Republican Senator now serving that was elected before I was. He is actually 9 months younger than I am.

D.J. McGuire said...

Happy Birthday, Brandon, and many more. Your the most good-natured sparring partner I have. :)

D.J. McGuire said...


That should, of course, by "you're."

This is what I get for blogging before coffee.

D.J. McGuire said...

"be" not "by"

I promise I'll stop now.

Brandon Bell said...


"most good-natured sparring partner" To quote Bill Murray in the movie Caddyshack "at least I've got that going for me". Thanks, birthdays are always better than the alternative. It's ok on the multiple posts--kicks my numbers up.

I agree on your concern about Gilmore for Senate, but I'm not willing to throw in with Marshall. For me--still looking.