Started parting with clothing that no longer fits, is starting to show it's age, or I simply never wear. Also came to terms with a pile of shoes I don't wear because I either bought the wrong size hoping for a miracle, or because I'm not 20 anymore and my body can't handle the height.
Started parting with clothing that no longer fits, is starting to show it's age, ...Read More
Ah the thin man inside me wants out. He has been trapped in the emotional fat man that turns to food for comfort for some time now.
The thin man disappeared 16 years ago when my then girlfriend got pregnant. I wanted to be supportive and her food cravings had us going for ice cream at midnight and other such dangerous activities. So as she put on weight so did I. Then son was born and she looses a bunch of weight and I didn't.
Fast forward to child #3 and I am 255 pounds and ugh, that is roughly 75 pounds more than I should be. I hit a wall and started exercising and drinking lots of smoothies. In a little under a year I am down to 200. Whoot! Feeling good, looking pretty good, feeling confident that I will get to the coveted 180. Thin man on the verge of returning . . . But hold on?
Girlfriend who became a wife, no longer loves me and wants a divorce. Ugh. My industry has a structural change that puts my business in jeopardy, ugh, have to sell house and move ugh? Lose business in shady take over, ugh. Unemployed ugh, Mom needs to move into care home, ugh, Fire in my house ugh, Dad dies ugh . . . dating again after 18 years was mostly ugh . . . UGH UGH UGH - Bottom line - a lot pizza, fast food and soda was consumed in those 5 years.
2 years later and here I am: Building my life up again to a better than ever version. New business starting to get traction, which was, and remains, the highest priority. I am putting together a 1/3/5 year plan to make my life . . . well greater!
A major component of the 1 year plan is this, get in shape project. I am sitting at 218.4 pounds. Which isn't too bad all things considered. I am 38.4 pounds from my ideal weight. Ideally I just want to be constantly 180 something. I have been around 215 for 3 years now. I know I can maintain a plateau. So my goal is 185. Just 30 pounds. My bigger goal is habit change, I don't like how I look, more importantly I feel 'ugh' most days without any external factors coming in. Eating better and exercise will make that better and I will be better equipped to handle those external factors now.
Sooooooo so glad 43 things has come back, I look forward to supporting one another in this shared goal.
Ah the thin man inside me wants out. He has been trapped in the emotional fat ma ...Read More
GOAL completed but by no means how i expected. This was not the usual hannah vacation Sick with pneumonia in another country not my idea of beach relax....but special friends and family took care care of me showing me where the love is.
GOAL completed but by no means how i expected. This was not the usual hannah vac ...Read More