Happy 2009 blogosphere folks! 2008 was a pretty decent year for me, although the economy hit me in the jublies, I'm pleased with all the things that happened, particularly over the last 8 months. This journey began exactly 8 months ago today. I have made a lot of changes in my outlook on health, fitness, nutrition, and dedication and although I've had some slip-ups here and there, I've still managed to do remarkably well in my opinion.
Today was our first meeting of the year and our first meeting at the new site. The location isn't any farther away or particularly different in size. It is a brilliant paint job, with walls of bright blue, yellow, and green straight out of the crayola 8-pack. Of course, as predicted, there were tons of new people. It was SRO and there was a long-ass line to weigh-in (compounded by the fact that there was only one receptionist to log weights aside from the leader). Luckily, I came in 5 minutes before they even started weighing people in (35 minutes before the meeting starts) and beat the crowd.
I saw all my favorite 8.30 meeting friends, some of whom I hadn't seen in a while (likely recommitting for the new year) and a lot of them were complimenting me on the visible changes. I have to be honest, I really didn't see it for the first 50 or so pounds, but these last 20 have been very evident to me, especially in the face and gut.
Next week will be another milestone. I'm only .2 away from 20% lost, and if I can drop another big number, I may even get my 75-pound trinket. That'd be fantastic. Here's to another year of success. This will be the year I reach my goal weight, finish my graduate degree, begin my career, and who knows what else.... Regardless, it's gonna be a fantastic 2009.
Weight loss so far: 71.4 pounds.
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