Yesterday, I stepped onto the scale, and I cried. It read, 179.8. “Thank you, Jesus,” I said. I knew I couldn’t have done it on my own. As of Dec. 19, 2013, I have lost 80.2 pounds.
I’d resigned myself to being heavy. I can’t express to you how much better I feel, how much happier I am with my appearance, how much more energy I have. I have changed. I’m now a person who cares about being healthy – eating well, exercising – those things are important to me now. They weren’t before.
My challenge now is one I don’t think I expected. Ten months ago, I was a habitual overeater. Since then, I’ve been on a diet. I realized yesterday that I have to learn to eat normally because I’ve never done it before. I still need your support and prayers, but I am committed to being healthy. I won’t be the guy I used to be.
I’m a day late blogging it, but yesterday was most definitely a big day for me. I weighed in at 199.8 pounds. That’s 60.2 pounds below my starting weight in February, which is a milestone in and of itself.
The big news – for me at least – is that, for the first time since college (almost 20 years) I weigh less than 200 pounds. Before I began this weight-loss journey, I’d never thought I’d see a weight that started with a “1” again. But now, here I am, and I’m still going strong.
I thank God for giving me the strength to stay with this, and I thank you who read this for your continued encouragement and support. I’m less than 20 pounds from my goal now. It’s within reach, so I need your encouragement now more than ever.
It’s been a while since I posted here. There’s a lot going on in my world since the end of July – moving halfway across the country and starting a new job! That’s had an impact on my posting schedule and my ability to control what I’m eating.
I’ve finally gotten back on track and this week, I hit 205, bringing my total weight loss to 55 pounds. Today I’m at 204.6.
With the move, I missed posting an August progression photo, and I’m a little late for this month, but I hope to post one later today.