It’s been over two weeks since my last update, and it’s been yet another mix of highs and lows.
The highest of the highs: my fabulous doctor saw me for the first time since the contest and was ecstatic at my progress. He told me I looked hot (in a non-creepy way) and–even better–said that in three months I will be off my blood pressure pills if I can lose 12 pounds in that time. We are also cleared to have babies whenever we want them! That won’t be for awhile, given Jon’s school, but it was so exciting to hear.
The lows: I’ve gained five pounds in two weeks. This week, I am eating very badly due to multiple barbecues and my birthday. I’ve decided that I can live it up through Saturday and Sunday restarts my contest eating. Firmly. I am sick of wasting my progress.
My workouts were going extremely well until I went on a business trip to Washington DC. I brought my gym clothes and intended to work out each day. Instead, I worked around the clock and then hung out with coworkers. I didn’t make it to the gym one single time.
Tomorrow, I turn 29. I’m completely floored over the fact that I only have one more birthday in my 20s left. Where does the time go? I just found a quote that fits well with my objective when I started this blog: to start this minute:
“A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb
So true. At 28, I celebrated my birthday at 270 pounds. At 29, I’ll be 225 pounds. And at 30, I want to be firmly in the 100s. I know I can do it because I’ve done it. And I will track my journey here so you can keep me accountable!
One more update from this month: I surpassed 10,000 blog views! I thought I would be writing to myself when I started this blog last fall, so that number astounds me! I know it’s teeny potatoes compared to “real” blogs, but it makes me feel pretty special. So thank you to all of you for keeping me company along the way!