Happiness is Losing Weight
I heard this for the first time recently and I really love this quote. So today is certainly a happy day my friends, you see I made myself a promise that I would be under 200 pounds by my 50th birthday and today this is what I saw:
The really good news is that my is still 43 days away! What got me so motivated? Well the initial goal was enough and I was on pace to make the weight, I was at 209, when I found out that my blood sugar had once again gotten back into Type 2 Diabetes range. So where I had been being careful about what I was eating this diagnosis pushed me even harder. So I’ve gone low carb and that in combination with starting to ramp up my training for my Appalachian Trail (AT) Hike next year I’ve lost 10 pounds in about 4 weeks. I hope to keep going, I would be nice to be at 190 for my birthday which is about what I weighed in about 1988.
Weight loss isn’t easy for anyone, with good motivation we can do well, the trick is holding the weight off long-term which of course means making changes to our lives. For me there are several real hurdles, pasta (I’m part Italian), potatoes (I’m part Irish) and my biggest issue my absolute love for Coca-Cola. Given my predisposition to blood sugar issues drinking a Coke is about the worst thing I can do, but God I love them. This struggle with weight has gone on for some time for me, I was 250 pounds in 2002 when I moved back to California. By 2005, I had gotten down to 210 but my weight has for the most part danced between 215 and 230 for the last ten years. Hopefully my new motivation and the AT hike will help me hold on to a sub 200 weight. It’s an issue of health and I need to stay focused because I want to have many happy days my friends ~ Rev Kane