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Day 200: Blogging is My Buoy

I am sitting here looking at this number with a big grin on my face.

200 days.

Me.  Sticking with a program for 200 days!

I am actually glad I did not do my stats on Monday, my very bad, no good, miserable day.

Because today is a landmark day.  I can compare my stats today with where I began 200 days ago.

I feel really good about my progress, but most of all my new found discipline.  But I have by no means "arrived".  200 is just a number.

I don't have any idea how far I will take this.  I mean if I reach my ideal weight of 140 pounds will I then stop planning my meals? I think not!

I do know that I need to keep exercise as a top priority.

And my brain work is exhilerating!

I have so much more growing to do. I don't plan on ever being "done".

So for now, this is an open-ended blog.  I will keep sharing my life online, for whoever wants to read.

It has become my buoy.  Those times when I feel I might sink in despair, worry, and self hatred, this blog keeps me afloat.

Here are todays stats:

November 25, 2015
BP: 118/91
Pulse: 89
Weight: 187 lbs.
Neck: 14"
Chest: 42" 
Waist: 37"
Hips: 44"
Thighs: 21.5"
Biceps: 13"
Calves: 15"
Ankles: 9"


May 26, 2015


Weight: 203
Neck: 15"
Chest: 47"
Waist: 41
Hips: 48
Thighs: 23" R, 22.5" L
Biceps: 14" R, 13.5" L

My BP continues to look good. My pulse is rather high this morning, but I think I am worried about going out in the ice. I'm going to 8 a.m. Mass this morning. My son told me there was ice on his car and to watch my step. An injury would really put a cramp in my workouts!

So...47 more pounds to go to reach my goal weight!  I've lost an average of about 2 pounds a month. At the rate I'm going, it will take another 2 years to hit 140. I"m ok with that. Maybe.  No, I think I would like to step it up a bit.  More exercise. Keep watching the portions. We'll see what happens.

But I am pleased with the inches lost! This is progress!

Here's to another 200 days!

Happy Wednesday! :)   


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