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:
- Breaking 200 pounds (only 28.4 pounds away!)
- Run a 5k in less than 20 minutes
- Run in my first Half Marathon
- Eat more fruits and veggies
- Work out more
- 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.