Thursday, December 02, 2010

Making Progress

For those of you who know me personally, you've know that I've been on a quest to shed some pounds lately.  I've been making pretty good progress.

But then came Thanksgiving.

I weigh myself on Thursday mornings, bright and early.  I did so a week before Thanksgiving, but didn't bother last week, as I wasn't home that morning and it was Thanksgiving Day...

Well, the moment of truth arrived this morning and I am pleased to report that I lost about three pounds in the last two weeks!

That brings my total lost to just under 57 lbs!

That makes me very happy.

Yes, I still have quite a way to go; I've been much too overweight for much too long.  In fact, I've struggled with my weight since puberty.

But, for today, I weigh a bit less than I did when I got married nearly 18 years ago!  In fact, I haven't weighed this amount since I lost weight to pass my physical to become a missionary 12 years ago.

The difference, I think (I hope) is that I'm doing it because I want to, not because I "have" to.  I realize it is going to be a life-long struggle against being overweight and I think I've finally come to grips with that.

That doesn't mean I like it; I don't.  Not at all.

But, for your viewing pleasure, here is a little photo montage of my weight loss journey, so far.


Peggy said...

Good job Rick! That takes so much hard work and discipline!

Rick Boyne said...

Thanks, Pegs!

JasonC said...

Hey, great going. It's tough to do. BTW, I think I found some of that weight if you want it back.

Rick Boyne said...

Thanks, Jason. No, I'm doing my best to actually FORSAKE the weight I've lost, hoping to NEVER see it again!