One Year Later!
Friday, February 01, 2013
If you missed my status last night, I'm finally seeing some changes in the ol' organ heap. In the last 30 days, I've lost two inches off my waist, and 2.75 off my hips. My bicep is unchanged, but my body fat percentage has gone from 28.5% when I got back to Sparking full-time down to 27.79. Not too shabby for 30 days of work!
I also lost a pound this week, which I'm good with. That combined with the inches lost makes for a pretty excellent week.
Actually, it's been a pretty excellent year. Exactly one year ago, I decided to stop gaining weight and start getting healthy. February 1st 2012, I decided I didn't want to be fat anymore. I didn't want to keep gaining 10 lbs a year anymore. I didn't want to keep running down a path toward illness and, ultimately, death.
I just wanted to be healthy.
And now, I am.
In one year, I have lost 80 lbs and gained a totally different perspective on life. Instead of making excuses for my weight and lifestyle, I took ownership. I was fat because of ME, not because of anything else - not because I had a bad childhood, not because I had some body issues because my mom teased me about being fat, not because of anything anyone else did or said - I was fat because of ME.
And you know what?
I'm healthy because of ME, now. Not because of a pill, or a surgery, or a kitchy new exercise machine.
And you know what else?
I'm gonna lose these last 35 lbs because of ME, too.