Suddenly, I really like to move. I now love to go to live shows at clubs and dance the evening away. 110 pounds ago I don't think I would have been comfortable standing for the duration of a show (opening act and headliner), much less dancing. I did not expect this.
I also can just stand for a whole lot longer than I used to, which has led to some other unexpected benefits. I have always loved to cook and I made cooking a centerpiece of my plan because of that - but now I have the energy to do even more of it because I don't get tired standing at the counter and the stove. I used to have to sit down during lengthy tasks like chopping vegetables, or at least sit down and rest in between tasks. Recently, though, I noticed that I don't have to do that anymore - I can just stand and work in the kitchen for hours, which means I can make more complicated dishes and juggle the cooking of more dishes at once. It's a lot of fun.
High weight: 275 (August 2009) *** Low weight: 155 (October 2012)
Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 189.
* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.
Last edited by carter; 12-07-2011 at 03:11 PM.