on 3FC - I signed up at the beginning of February.
Here are a few thoughts that I wanted to share on my birthday (this past Saturday) but I was busy all weekend.
I just turned 49, but do you know what? I think this it the first birthday in the last 10 years when I actually don't mind how old I am and I feel perfectly happy with both my body and my age. Not that there is not any room for improvement (in terms of the body at least, can't do much about the age, obviously
) but I am working on it.
When I signed up in February, I hoped to lose 15 lbs by my birthday. I know it was a conservative goal but I had no idea how quickly I would be able to lose and 15 lbs over 6 months would a loss of bit more than 1 kg per month, which was fine with me. Well, contrary to all expectations, here I stand 30 pounds lighter. I am getting compliments from all directions and I have not felt this good about myself in AGES.
Now I also know that my original long-term goal, to lose 33 lbs was good enough just for a start, so I am changing my target goal from 175 to 160 (another evaluation will be in order then).
Of course, none of this would have happened without 3FC. I cannot thank you enough - all of you - for providing so much motivation, inspiration as well as advice.
And the best thing of all - two years ago, I had to be put on medication for high blood pressure. My BP was around 154/90 or even 95.
Now, I am no longer on any medication and my blood pressure is consistently at 127/80 !!
Oh, and my weight loss impressed two of my coworkers (both are about half my age) so much that they both signed up with a gym and come to me for advice about exercise and dieting. How cool is that?
Plus, there is a lady in the neighbourhood who will probably become a chick very soon.
Just wanted to share with you and here is a collective
to you all.