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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It has been so long since my last blog post , I really do not know where to start with everything that has been going on in my life. It seems like so much has happened since my last post, so I will do my best to fill every one in on how things have been going in regards to my weight loss and everything else that has happened in my life during the past 3 or 4 months.

Well the good news is that I am still losing weight, in fact I have lost quite a bit more since I posted last. I am now down to 212.6lbs, which means that since October 24th 2011, I have lost 121lbs. Woo Hoo! I feel amazing. The difference between how I feel now and how I used to feel cannot be described with words. I am so much happier in myself now than I have ever been before, and I want to do so many more things with my life. My BMI has dropped from 44.1 to 28 (from Obese to Overweight) and I am now just 3.1 BMI points away from being considered healthy. That sounds great to me.

As far as exercise goes, well I am not running at the moment, in fact I am not doing a whole lot of anything at the moment because I have a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal in my right foot. I actually got this injury from running, and while it will heal, it may take quite some time, so I am not entirely sure when (or if) I will start running again. While I love running, it does play havoc with my RSD, so I am thinking about taking up cycling in the new year. In the meantime though, I have been using my recumbent exercise bike to get my workouts in, and the other night I even broke my record for furthest distance (14.04 miles) in 30 mins.

Other then the weight loss going well, other area’s of my life, and my families lives are going well too. I start a new job soon, and I am really excited about that. Aside from my freelance writing, I have not had a job since June of 2010. The injury I sustained to my back, and my RSD have kept me out of the workplace, but I finally feel like I can go back, and I feel that I will no longer have to worry about my injuries hampering my performance in the workplace.

My wife is doing really well after her brain surgery. I cannot believe it has been almost 6 months since her operation to remove a Colloid Cyst from her brain. What a crazy time. I am so proud of her. Samantha is so strong, and she is hands down the bravest, most caring person I have ever known. She inspires me every day in so many ways. I am truly blessed to have her in my life. My kiddo’s are also growing up. It is hard to believe that my son is 8 and my daughter is 6. My how times flies. I am so proud of them. They are great kids, and they help me remember to have fun in this crazy world. My family are my world, and they help me remember to be the best I can. They are the entire reason I decided to change my life, I owe it to them to be the best husband and father I can possibly be.

I will update more later on, and I will go into a little more detail about my plans for the coming year, what my goals are, and how I will achieve them. Right now I am just looking forward to spending a happy, healthy Christmas with my family. I hope you all do the same as well.

All the best,
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    Thanks for the great update, Brett. You're such an inspiration, and I like following you. It's good to hear your optimism and positive reports. You're doing GREAT!

    1914 days ago
    you continue to inspire in so many ways! happy things are going well and hope that your injury heals quickly!

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