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Weekly Progress Update {Written}

On a positive note, as of waking this morning, the teller of truth, my sometimes adored (recently very much adored) and often times demonic, scale reports a current loss of 160.8 pounds. With that “official” weigh in, my current weight now stands at 214.2 lbs. Down from February’s starting weight was 375.

This has been a good week with a 5 pound drop from last Saturday, as continue working toward next major interval goal of 200lbs even.

This morning was a tough one. I woke up around 6am and when Alexa informed me it was 8 degrees out, I rolled back over. Around 7, I decided to wake up and feed my little dog. Because of the cold I layered up, went down stairs, fed her and then took her out. I figured at this point I already put on 2 layers of pants and 5 layers of tops, totaling 6 pounds of clothing (and yes, I did weigh myself with them on) I might as well get in my morning run. Downstairs to the basement for 2 more top layers, including a hoodie, a gaiter, hat, gloves and winter hiking boots and I was off. It was a ponderous run through snow, ice and slush and the pace was slower than it has been in months, but I got it in. When I returned, I broke out the 6 pound jump rope, did 10 quick revolutions, got out the “lighter” heavy rope and did 50 quick skips then hit the basement for a leg workout. Now I am writing a bit before heading out for afternoon jog/walk and doing my video updates.

With all that has been going on during this pandemic, we can get lost in what we no longer have, or what we can no longer do. However, it is now that I realize just how grateful I am for what I do have, and for those whom I have in my life. To everyone on social media, my blog, Racquel and Annie at work, my colleague Doc Malcolm Conway, and my accountability buddy on Facebook, thank you all for your words of support and encouragement. I know for a fact, that during these most difficult times, which have been greatly compounded by other forces, without your positive comments pushing me forward, the results would not be what they are.

Perhaps during times of adversity, the best we can do for ourselves, and others, is to “take the hits, keep moving forward” and most importantly, smile.


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