My, how time flies! I can't believe that today marks my second Diet-and-Blog-iversary!!! Yes folks, on May 14, 2008, I started what I hoped would be my final journey into weight loss. Never did I think that a mere two years later, I would weigh 105 pounds less, easily fit into size 8 pants and medium tops, consider fruit and veggies a staple in my daily diet, workout regularly and like it - oh and there's that whole running thing, too - if you would have told me back then that I'd have six races under my belt I would have laughed myself silly!
But here I am. I weighed 256 pounds on May 14, 2008. Today, I weigh 151. I am in the best shape of my life - better than high school, when I did a lot of biking and walking and was thin but not really fit. Today, I don't have to flex to see the muscles in my arms (although it is *quite* impressive when I do, lol) - and the thought of doing burpees, push ups, box jumps and anything else that Brad throws at me doesn't immediately fill me with fear - instead I see a challenge to overcome (and then I see fear). By losing weight I have gained confidence, both in myself and in what my body can do. I don't have to stay at home anymore. I can get out and DO things. My feet won't swell and my thighs won't chafe and I have the energy and desire to live and enjoy life.
Those of you who have gone on your own diet and fitness journeys will understand what I'm talking about; and for those of you who are thinking about it, or or already on your way, I want to tell you that it is SO worth the trip. Join me, won't you?
Pictures - of course I have pictures!
Once again, thank to my youngest kid for doing these photo montages!