For a little while there I was posting every day. I have, unfortunately, been a little bit more busy with school lately, so I fell out of that pattern. Once finals are through I’ll see if I can get back into it.
I’m really close to my goal now. Several people have asked if they think I’ll make it before the end of the year. I wasn’t sure there for a bit, but I think I will. The thing is, though, is that it doesn’t really matter that much to me. I’m doing so well that I know that even if I don’t make 100 by the end of the year, I know I will get there. It’s not like I’m going to quit and gain it all back if I’m only at 99 on January 1, 2012. Wherever I get to by the end of the year, I will make my goal and beyond. I’ve already decided that my new goal is to be under 200 by the summer. I’m confident that I can make that.
Last year I set out to make this physical change in my life, but now that I’m almost to the other side of it I’ve realized that it’s much more than that. This lifestyle change of mine has, as promised, changed my life. Physically, mentally, spiritually, all of the above. In many ways I’m still the same person, but in many other ways I’ve completely changed. I’m more confident in who I am. I have more pride in how I present myself to the world. I’m more assertive. I take care in how I look. I have more energy.
I’m still the laid-back, easygoing guy I’ve always been, but I’m also no longer complacent. Complacent is what brought me to 300+ pounds; I no longer want to be complacent. That’s no longer good enough for me; I want more. I want to be pushed, and I’m thankful that I have friends and family that continue to push me to do better. Setting out to do this amazing thing has taught me a lot, but most of all is that it has taught me that I don’t have to be the person I thought I was. I can be the person I want to be. And that’s pretty cool.
Alrighty, back to the grind!