I’m tired! Today, after a long night of severe thunderstorms and a terribly frightened, whining puppy, I am tired and had no motivation to get out of bed! It seems my loving wife was feeling quite the same way as she rationalized that we still had enough days in the week to meet our goals if we stayed in bed this morning. With no real encourager or motivator, we stumbled outside solely due to the lack of either one of us wanting to be the one to make the decision to skip our morning walk. Once on the road, we walked silently and beat out our four miles.
We have some very good news to share this week! We have been excited by the fact that my wife’s plateau has finally given a little bit and she officially lost her 50th pound. This accomplishment has been just out of reach for almost two months, so to see the scale FINALLY reflect a number that shows her progress has been exhilarating. We have both experienced frustration as she has struggled so long without losing anything on the scale. However, she struggled with temptations to give up on the changes we have made as it felt like her efforts have been in vain and she has been depriving herself of her favorite foods for no reason.
Speaking of good news, I stepped on the scale to discover an unexpected surprise: I have finally passed my fourth 25-pound goal! Today is day 171 of our journey towards improved health and, in less than six months, I have seen 100 pounds melt away!! I thought that I would cry when I reached this point, but that is not what I am feeling. I want to skip my adult responsibilities and CELEBRATE!!! I want to go play pool, head to a casino, watch a movie, or just see the people I love.
I feel like 150 pounds is a HUGE accomplishment for us and I know we need to take the time to reward ourselves for all the hard work, but we have no idea how! I also want to take the time to do something fun to thank everyone that has played a part in making this dream a reality! Your support is HUGE in keeping us on track and encouraged. So, I am asking my readers for ideas!
- What can we do to celebrate our success?
- What can we do to say thanks?
I can’t wait to read your responses!!!
For now, though, it’s back to taking my life back…
- September 11, 2016: 450+pounds
- Today: 348.6 pounds
- Total loss 101.4 pounds (37.9% of my total excess body weight)
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