I feel like I'm posting here a lot lately, but these last 2 weeks have been a HUGE amount of progress for me. My pride point - I hiked a small mountain. Granted, it was a small mountain. But it was a mountain nonetheless. And at 282 lbs that's a big thing, considering I weighed as much literally as my two hiking partners (my inlaws) combined and was less tired at the end than either of them. I actually had enough energy at the end of the day to cook a healthy dinner for everyone! It's a big thing for me though. Hiking uphill constantly for about 2 hours straight and an hour back down is a huge thing for me. I've been walking every day and each week I walk up the huge hill I live on home from the job I volunteer at (I basically am apprenticing at a local bookstore because I'm thinking of opening one), so I think that's what prepared me for it. It's a huge thrill now, and my husband is incredibly proud. We're thinking of making it a goal to tackle a larger one nearby in about 6 months. It isn't a heck of a lot bigger but the climb is a little harsher. That said, it's a BIG woohoo for me because exercise has never been my thing but I've found that gardening (like tilling out weeds hardcore gardening) and trailwalking/hiking have really made me love exercise. I guess the whole being outdoors thing really distracts me! But I'm finding myself hauling my husband outside to go walk with me or go to the zoo or to the trails rather than gaming with him all day, and that is a MAJOR milestone for me. I'm hoping to keep doing this all through summer and perhaps part of winter, considering how mild our winters are. I know it's the start, but doing something like that really made me see results that had nothing to do with my weight, and those results are worth working for even if I don't shed a single pound.
That said, I have a bigger motivation to lose weight now as well...the only real lingering pain I have today after doing that yesterday other than soft sorenetss is the chafing on my inner thighs. I can do this!
"Life is all about choices. I can make choices in line with my goals or choices that oppose them, but in the end the choice is mine. I CHOOSE to take an ACTIVE role in my health, for I am the master of my life and have a vision for what I shall become. Every day I work hard to bring this vision into existence. So it is and so it shall be!"
| current weight: 286.0