Ok I need to remember, while I will NEVER look like this again, I can get as close as my natural aging will let me.
Here is the goal:
Outside of the long hair and obvious youth, this is my perfect weight. I have been less( and painfully more) but this is where my body is happiest. At the time I was training for the Chicago Marathon ( August 2001), only to find out my reconstructed knee ( ACL reconstruction my senior year in high school) could only manage running 10-11 miles max. So one of a what seems like a million failures of staying on track is also part of my motivation. Besides I HATE running, but walking and hiking I love!
This me in March 2012, one week after the “revelation”
Man, seeing this just hurts and like all of us that get this way, I avoid mirrors, cameras and any self inspection. I was awesome at skirting pictures, but how long could I really avoid what I am doing to myself. It was too easy to say tomorrow will be the day to change…
This was 2 months later, not a big change but I see it ….a little
2 months(ish) later on a trail I will likely never blog about it ( it might be the one trail I don’t like in Colorado)
About 6 -8 weeks later 9/1/12
This is at 52lbs lost-5/11/13- don’t judge the socks and they are socks NOT leg warmers.