January 14, 2006 at 3:03 pm
There are many things to hate about the menstrual cycle. Cramps, irritability, unexpected stains. However, the illusion of sudden weight loss is definitely not one of them. I “lost” 4 pounds this week. Thank you, water weight!
In other notable news, it was one year ago tomorrow that I started losing weight. In that time I’ve lost 130 pounds, over one third of my body weight. If this blog were called “One Third of Me” I could pack it up and call it a day!
It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year, but on the other hand I can barely remember making eating decisions other than in the way I do today. As Ben Folds Five once put it: “seconds pass slowly and years go flying by.” True, that.
I know a lot of new readers here are just starting their weight loss endeavors while others may be starting to give up. When you have a lot of weight to lose, it can be very overwhelming to know that it will take a year or more to lose it all. The thing is, a year from now you’re going to be a year older anyway. You can’t stop time, but you can choose what you do in the next year. Right now 2007 seems like a long way off, but I know a year from now I’ll probably be linking back to this post and hopefully commenting on how good it is to be at or near my goal.
Okay, enough with this inspirational shit. I promise to put up new progress photos sometime this week. I’ve been doing them every 20 pounds, so we’ve finally hit the marker.