2010 had some pretty good highs (Hawaii, anyone?), but otherwise it was not a great year in the life of Dave. I blew up to a weighty 300+ pounds. 2011, however, was pretty awesome in comparison. I suspect that tomorrow morning I will “officially” weigh-in under 227 to reach the elusive “official” 100 pound goal. But even if I don’t, I’ve already lost 100 pounds this year. That in itself would make this the best year in the last decade. But there is more, of course.
I went to Mexico twice, once with family and once with a really good group of friends. I had a blast both times.
I’ve taught myself how to live a healthy life and I plan on maintaining that lifestyle for the rest of my life.
I have a pair of size 48 (waist) jeans that I wore last year. I now wear 36. It fits pretty well; 34 is just outside of my reach at the moment. FYI, that’s an entire foot off my waistline! In other clothes news, I dropped from wearing 3XL/4XL shirts to now wearing XL/L shirts depending on the brand. Hoping to completely transition to L in the next few months.
I’ve taken risks this year that I haven’t taken in a long time. I’ve accomplished things that I never thought I would do. I have failed at things I used to be afraid of trying, and moved on past the failure stronger for having tried. Some of the things I have tried, even just in the past few weeks, would have scared the crap out of me a year ago (hell, even three months ago!). As I’ve said before, I’m a changed person both mentally and physically from the guy who weighed 327 pounds at the start of this year.
My new goal: under 200 by the summer. I’ll get a post up soon with more thoughts and details on my new goal. Hopefully sometime next week.
2012 resolution? My 2011 was so successful that I am of course planning a 2012 resolution. My new goal is not a part of that, because I don’t need the start of a new year to lose weight any more. I’m past that! 🙂 No, my goal this year is probably going to be more of a personal nature. I may or may not share it on this blog. I will decide that once I settle on a new resolution for 2012.
Have a great New Year’s Eve!