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Who's that in the mirror

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

I write this a little dazed and somewhat stunned. I have reached an 80 lbs weight loss. I can't believe it. It only seemed like yesterday that I was morbidly obese and on the edge of developing some very serious health issues. I wasn't exercising, hell I wasn't doing anything. I was eating all the wrong stuff and just getting bigger and bigger. I knew that I was headed for trouble, but the thought of change was too much. When I got the diagnosis of a DVT, I thought "OK, I need to start exercising". However, there was no plan, there was no schedule, there was no thinking about anything. Then, I got the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes diagnosis and my doctor laid it out in simple terms "Diet and exercise or die". That was the kick in the pants I needed. I started off slow, walking only a few blocks every couple of days. I started thinking about what I was eating. Released I really had no clue what I was putting in my body, so got a dietitian and she opened my eyes up to real nutrition. It takes me forever to grocery shop now, but I know what I get is good food. Signed up for a gym when the weather started to get bad and eventually got a personal training. Yep, I've done a 180 on my life. It wasn't easy, there were days that I just wanted comfort food and did. I tracked it, moved on and got back on track. This site has been so inspirational that I don't think I would have gotten this far without it.
So here's to the next 20 (I have more to lose, but just small goals for now). I can't imagine I've come this far - but I really, really like the results.
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