So, I want to say that I’m here and ready to start all over again.
That’s not entirely accurate, though. Last time I started this journey, I weighed in excess of 200 pounds. Then I lost a bunch of weight — 40 pounds, to be precise — and then I gained half of it back — crazy frustrating.
Now that I’m back in class, my schedule is such that I am going to be able to get back to working out regularly. And, now that I’m going to be getting back to the teaching assistant life, regular paychecks will ensure that my diet improves.
At least, that’s the theory.
The big difference between this year and last year is that I’m back on my medications now. It is my hope that that won’t make much of a difference. As to that, we shall see.
I’ll say this: it’s nice to feel like I’m getting my life back. It’s also nice to be moving around again. When you spend 50 hours a week behind the wheel of a car, you don’t get much of a chance to even walk. Now, I’m back to walking all over campus, taking buses and generally moving around. To be honest, it feels great.
So, this is where I am, as of this morning:
Upper Hip: 38
Full Hip: 43
Upper Thigh: 27
I note that I am not the only person out here who is currently struggling with their weight loss goals. I’m also not the only one who has reached a point of saying “Enough of this crap!” (or words to that effect) and making the needed adjustments to return to progress.
To all of us, I say: Way to go!
We’ll get there.
We’ve got this.