Just a quick note – I have 75 days (counting today which is already over) until I’m running 26.2 miles! With 153 days left until I’m 34, I’m starting to wonder why I picked this year to be a year on purpose? What about being 33 was so important?
I really don’t know – but this year has been the most successful attempt at weight loss in my life. I’m 39 lbs down, I have run two different half marathons, I ran over 18 miles a few weekends ago, I have run races with Biggest Loser celebrities Ali Vincent and Sione Fe, and I have already scheduled a marathon.
Currently at 269 lbs, I weigh less now than I have in over 8 years. In fact, the last time I saw the 260’s was the first time (let that sync in…)
For the first time in my adult life, I believe I CAN lose this weight! I’m looking forward to the Warrior Dash this weekend and many more races this year. Next week (Monday to be specific) I will have over 5 weeks of food journaling done – so I can start to compare those predictive statements the MyFitnessPal has been giving me to what my actual results are. If MFP has been accurate, I’ll weigh 267 lbs or 41 lbs down from my start here at IQA almost 3 years ago!
Its not been easy – I mean there have been some discouraging times and I still have a long way to go (pun intended). But for now, I’m going to just enjoy that fact that I’m doing pretty well overall and I truly believe I can lose this weight.
Last thought – I’m glad I have this blog. I know I don’t have thousands of readers like I had at one time hoped – but with or without a large reader base – I’m able to look back and see my successes and failures, my ups and downs, my wins and loses. For me, this blog has been a great tool to keep me going! So for all (or should I say both) of you out there reading this blog right now – Thank you! I believe you have helped me and I’m certain that you will continue to encourage me to my ultimate goal of losing