This is the way I looked today, dressed in my best Mens’ Wearhouse suit from a year ago. That is a queen-sized, foam pillow stuffed into my pants and under my shirt and I only look a little more bloated that I actually was. My pants are not so tight that I cannot sit down, my shirt is not stretching the buttons, my belt is in the same hole I used for all of last school year.
I cannot believe the difference and I feel amazing. What was I thinking? Stepped on the scale today at 348#, down 33# since August 17th, and an amazing 56# from my all-time high of 404#!!
My BMI is now 45.1. Since I started at 49.4, I am now 45.7% of the way to my goal of a 40 BMI, with 42 weeks to go. It is looking like I might have to set a more aggressive goal. Poor me, huh?
I’ve talked before about the power of this blog as a collaborative project. Now more than ever I am convinced that the public nature of this format, the consistent positive feedback I am getting from readers, are pushing me through any difficulties I may be facing. I know some of you have marveled at how publicly I am fighting this battle, but I can tell you that it doesn’t seem to me to be that odd. It just seems to be a way for me to get support from others for what I am trying to do.
Often, as a result, I feel like the blog is a selfish project, one that gives me more from you that I am giving in return. I need to think on that more. I am going to take some time this weekend and write a post about this in more detail. Maybe that will help me understand a bit better.