Who am I kidding?
365 days ago I finally committed to Weight Watchers, mostly expecting it to fail me and that I'd be back to my thrice weekly Jimmy Johns habit in no time.
Welp. I was wrong.
Gloriously, happily, 61-pounds-lighter wrong.
In one year...
- 37 weeks of weight losses (including a 7-week streak of straight losses)
- 539 miles run (since March '13)
- 102 blog posts
- Tight size 16 to a size 8/10
- -26% of my original bodyweight
- Went from a 38 minute 5K to a 27:53 5K
- One half marathon
- Zero regrets
It's a strange thing to lose so much weight, when you never really imagined yourself actually doing it. Not that I didn't think I was capable of doing it, just that I didn't really think about it. Period.
Yet here I am, approaching weights I haven't seen in ten years (ten years!). And while I never had low self-esteem as an adult, my confidence is the highest it's ever been. Every day isn't perfect, but I'm learning and growing every day. It hasn't always been easy. I've sacrificed nights out with friends for half marathon training, greasy french fries at trivia, happy hours after work, and yes, even my beloved Jimmy Johns (…sometimes).
But I've also gained so much more: perspective, self control, determination, and confidence. Despite the weirdness of having a completely different body, I feel more "me" than ever before. Had I know then how good I feel now, I would've done this years ago. But I wouldn't take back one single moment of this journey, setbacks and all.
Cheers to the next 365 days, and to finally getting Fitnasty for Life :)