A fantastic day indeed!
Almost six months to the day when I said "enough is enough" and I've lost sixty pounds, 20% of my body weight, and and half-way to my goal weight.
My BMI has decreased from 45 to 35.
My clothing size has decreased from a 26-28/3x to a loose 18/1X or XL.
When I started, I could only swim two laps in the pool in a front crawl before I had to rest. Now, I do 45 minutes without resting.
When I started, I had a chronic lower leg rash, my legs got hugely swollen whenever I worked a long day or took a long car ride. My hips and knees hurt whenever I walked up stairs.
When I started this journey, I NEVER believed I could do it. I'm 48 years old and I had never successfully lost more than about ten pounds.
The most surprising thing to me has been how quickly I started to feel the benefits. I'm only half way to goal but I feel 100% healthier, better looking, and self-confident.
End of 2014 Challenge
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
SUCCESS WITHOUT KRYPTONITE!
First Mini-Goal: 260 by vacation.
240.5 Half of regain gone.
Third mini-goal below 230 by the end of 2014