I really, really need to blog more. It has been a CRAZY BUSY few weeks. While it really, really has, that doesn't excuse the fact that I didn't make a one year celebratory blog post. I did post plenty to my Facebook because that's easy and readily available. I need my big screen with these old eyes to actually sit here and write content. So, let's just pretend it's June 5th again and say...
...I completely changed everything about myself. I changed what I eat, how I eat, and when I eat. I quit binging watching Netflix and started hustling in the gym. I decided that I didn't want to eat and sit myself into an early grave. My body was beginning to fail me. My circulation was severely compromised. My lower limbs were starting to look more like tree trunks. It became difficult and painful to just function at a minimal level. I was abusing myself with food and bad habits and suffering with severe depression as a result. I WAS MISERABLE!
Today, one year plus some later, I have lost a total of 169 pounds. It is definitely slower going, but I am still at it and still as excited as ever. My body continues to change for the better (other than all the loose skin), and I feel SOOOOO MUCH BETTER!
I think I've mentioned in a post or two before that I made a wager with HealthyWage.com that I would lose an additional 40 pounds. I joined a challenge and placed a second wager that I'd lose 6% of my weight. I have won both of those wagers and look forward to making another. (If you'd like a referral, just let me know.)
Some more exciting news...
I am currently studying with the International Sports Sciences Association to become a Certified Personal Trainer. I look forward to working with clients that were like me...morbidly obese, sedentary, with limited mobility. I know what a challenge it can be but, clearly, I know it can be done. Currently, I have completed 12 of 31 units. So, more updates to come on that.
I hope this finds you all well, healthy, and happy.