I am in a huge need of some encouragement! I have finally officially this morning hit 20 pounds lost! It has been hovering around it for the last week but here it is! 177.0 ! It's also my TOM so maybe it will go down a little more.
I am very happy and proud of all my work but it's also scary that there's still almost 40 pounds to go.
For these 20 pounds, I started in August making changes and preparing for my first 5k race. Since that time, I have now ran 7 different 5k races! I am going to run my first 10k race this Saturday! Calorie counting is what I have been doing for nutrition and I even spent a month being mostly vegan just to try it out. I think for the long term, I learned that I can be less dependent on meat and still get in all my protein. I have also learned that calorie counting is the way to go, I won't deny myself of any food if I really want it as long as I compensate for it the rest of the day.
As for the scary part, I mentioned it on another thread but I had the courage this past week to quit my job. My last day is on November 4th. I have a few things lined up and my savings of course to keep me going. It was a huge decision but I was just miserable at my job and it was a major source of my personal unhappiness. I'm proud that I did it but it's also just scary.
Anyway, I am happy to be a third of the way on my journey, I just hope I can keep up my momentum and the changes I have made to my life.
Thanks everyone !