Time flies. I started this blog four years ago today. November 11, 2007 was when I started documenting my weight loss effort. I had actually started the effort in late October but took a little longer to get the blog moving.
What a strange trip it’s been.
- Diet, exercise, bought a scale and an elliptical
- Got divorced
- Bought a bike
- Got rid of the elliptical
- Became a bicycle commuter
- Appeared on TV
- Made new friends
- Lost nearly 100 lbs
- Met another woman
- Got married
- Moved into Louisville
- Gained 30 lbs
- Split up again – heading for divorce
- Continued a destructive lifestyle
- Went car-free
It’s time for me to reflect where I’ve been and where I need to go. I’ve gotten too used to “instant gratification” in everything. I feel I “deserve” things that in the long-term are bad for me. So I’ve gained weight.
This is more than eat less/ride more. This is my relationship with food.
Looking back on old posts to write this has been illuminating and given me new incentive to work at this again. The wedding pictures especially. I was about 20lbs lighter then than I am now, and I looked quite a bit better.
So, I’m going to work harder and see where I am in another year. I hope some of you hang out and enjoy the ride with me.
One thought on “Four Years?”
I applaud your review of history. There are things to be learned, or remembered, that can be an encouragement and inspiration to better living. Speaking of encouragement and inspiration, thanks.
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