In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

Today is the day...

Today is a very special day. For the first time since I was probably in my mid teens, I weigh less than 200 pounds. I've flirted with this line for months now but every time I got close there was always some holiday or indulgence or the last few pounds just became increasingly stubborn. Well, I finally crossed the finish line.

Honestly, I'm not sure how if I'll be able to keep it at this level or actually get down to the maintenance weight I want to be able to hold, 195, but it's still a pivotal moment. I'm going to fly home to jersey tomorrow and it's always harder to maintain the weight loss there since there's less activities and exercise opportunities there. We'll see how it goes though.

Oh, and crossing 200 also got me thinking about progress in other areas. Most specifically in the whole weight training arena. I hate lifting weights and I often feel that any progress is ssllooooooooooww. Part of this is because of the low protein diet and partly because I have to literally forced myself to do weight training because I dislike it so much. Well, today I decided to try to document my progress and even I'm pretty impressed. Usually, the most I do is give a bicep a bit of a squeeze to try to see if things are getting any bigger. This time, since I was heading for a shower anyway, I tried a full flex and tense just to see how many muscles.i could coax to show up.

I mean... That's not bad, right? It's certainly progress. I just have to keep it up and see how much further I can go.

Oh, and if you're wondering why I'm posting on LiveJournal again, it's because I made someone a bet I could keep from posting on Facebook for a week. I'm not sure if this is technically cheating, violating the spirit if not the letter of the deal, but I seriously doubt anyone reads this anymore anyway. So many things have changed in the past year or so...
Tags: diet, facebook, goals, weight loss, weight training

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