In short, between 2005 and 2008 I lost a lot of weight.
With 50 lbs. left, I started a blog to chronicle my thoughts, trials and tribulations while I was trying to lose those last pesky pounds.
It was something I’m glad I did as I have had many people e-mail me and leave comments telling me what an inspiration the blog was to them, and I’d be lying if I said that was never part of my plan. While I’m glad I dropped that weight, I’m just as grateful that many visitors felt compelled to make their own lifestyle change. My only regret is that I didn’t start the blog sooner!
The bottom line is that it’s very cool to look back and see what I was thinking back then, and how at times I felt I was stuck no matter how hard I tried. But it was those low points that got me going again and helped me reach my goal of weighing 200 lbs. (or less) by my 40th birthday in 2009.
Although I may have gained a few pounds back, I’m never gaining the 100 pounds I’ve already lost.
If you want to read more, head on over to 200by40 and see what it’s all about!
Note that since I have reached my goal, I don’t post as frequently as I used to, but all the posts are there to view.