Day 731: Two Years Later…

I can’t believe it’s been two years!!!

There have been plenty ups and downs this year, but I’m definitely back on an upswing. It has been a trying year: I went through a rough patch that made me doubt why I was actually doing this whole weight loss thing, though in hindsight the last semester of grad school was just a nightmare which made everything horrible in general. Anyway, a lot of awesome things have happened: I’ve destroyed my previous 5k records, I have become obsessed with running and I have been on an awesome weight loss streak that sees no end.

Speaking of weight loss, it’s weigh-in day!!! I was hoping for an awesome day of weight loss and I got it! I lost 2.6 pounds which puts me under 230 officially for the first time!!!!!!! I am down to 228.4. So in the past two years I have lost 128.6 pounds which is insane. That’s 36% of my of my original body weight. While more than 100 pounds of that was lost that first year, I have still been chugging along. I’m losing a lot more consistently now (after I met my hero Hannah Curlee) because I’ve just kept doing what I’ve been doing: keep the portions in check and keep moving!

Anyway, so I have laid out some goals for myself for year 3. I know things are going well now and I want to keep it that way. Your body does some crazy things when you lose a significant amount of weight.

So here is what I’m shooting for in the next 356 days:

  1. Breaking 200 pounds (only 28.4 pounds away!)
  2. Run a 5k in less than 20 minutes 
  3. Run in my first Half Marathon
  4. Eat more fruits and veggies 
  5. Work out more 
  6. Be more consistent with counting points 

Really, none of these are out of the range of possibility and some of them just mean I need to get back to the basics.

Finally tonight, I just wanted to thank everyone for your encouragement during this awesome transition in my life. Today I looked through some of those first posts and it was awesome to re-read so many encouraging comments. I had forgotten that I didn’t post my weight initially. It took me about a month to finally post my weight. I remember that I had the courage to even post my weight because of the support I was getting from awesome readers like you. I love you readers. Thanks for reading what I eat day-in and day-out. You rock.

See ya tomorrow.


Also, I made nachos with broccoli today. It was delicious. That is all.




6 thoughts on “Day 731: Two Years Later…

  1. Way to Go Nathan! You are definitely an inspiration on what we can accomplish when we put our mind to it! Keep up the great work…. and a 5k in less than 20 min—- WOW!

  2. Wow! You are truly an awesome young man. You have inspired both your mom and myself to do better in the areas of diet and exercise. Son, I couldn’t be prouder of who you are becoming and all that you have accomplished. Congratulations! Love Dad.

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