Back in the Saddle Again

Well, it’s been just about 71 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes and 37 seconds since I’ve started this little (read: EPIC) battle of Me vs. The Fat….. and in the famous words of… well…. me: “I’M WIIIIIIINING!”.

(Disclaimer: a few other people in history may have said this also.)

As of this mornings weigh-in, I’ve lost 41.1 of my first 60 pounds. My legs hurt, my taste buds miss pizza…. and this weekend, I’m sure I’ll give in and have a beer or 7, but it’s all been worth it, and I’m not even close to done yet!

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I guess I don’t really have anything super smart to say, or super inspirational to put out there…. just that this journey is about me, and your own journey needs to be about you. I’ve gotten a lot of advice and tips from people over the last few months, and honestly, I’ve followed all of it.

Maybe a better word here is “tried” all of it. Foods, juices, exercises, schedules, vitamins, you name it, I’ve given it a shot, but the good news is, SOME of it worked!! Every single body is different, each persons body is going to react and respond to things in some similar ways, but different enough that someone else’s workout plan and someone else’s diet, may not be a perfect fit for you. So, you have to try things, MANY things. Find the diets that leave you feeling full, that give you enough energy to workout, find the exercises that get that heart-rate up that don’t hurt (too much) and, in my opinion, don’t leave you feeling SO bored that just can’t handle the thought of another day doing it!

The one thing I know for sure, for me, is that I’m getting addicted to this feeling of success. With each blog comment, Facebook comment, text message, the compliments I get in person, about my looks, my drive, and especially when people tell me that reading my blog or watching my annoyingly frequent Facebook statuses and tweets come rolling by inspires them to hit the treadmill, go for a run, ride, row, whatever… and they then share that feeling of accomplishment, THAT is the diet plan that works for me.

So I’ve said it a few times now, but again, thank you, all of you, for the positive comments and encouragement. I’m not on a TV show, this isn’t a contest for me, there’s no money at the end, all I’ve is how much better I feel…. and all of you!

I went through some shaky times in the last few weeks, between my road trip, a plateau in my weight-loss and a pretty simple lack of motivation to get myself up and moving, but…. I’M BACK!


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