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Good morning! I hope you're looking forward to the weekend as much as I am. Now that I'm back, the first thing I'd like to share is the latest update on my road to health. Those of you who have been following my blog for some time already know the whole story, but for those of you who don't, let me fill you in a bit.
When it was time to make a New Year's Resolution for 2014 I was in the poorest shape of my life. I tipped the scales at 340 lbs, I was a heavy smoker, a heavy drinker, and I had a food addiction that saw me eating 6 full meals every day of the worst kinds of food. I knew something had to change, so I started by quitting smoking. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but it was one of the best decisions of my life. It started a nearly five-year journey that brings me where I am today.
Ever since late April, I decided to ramp up my love of hiking and walking and make a goal of getting 100 miles every month. So, without further ado, here are the numbers:
Total Miles: 695.91
I actually would have walked/hiked more in October but I was sick for a solid three days and didn't walk at all.
On the weight front, I think the last time I checked in I had lost 100 lbs. I plateaued there for quite some time, but, after a trip to Portland that saw me do some major hiking, my weight loss got a jump start and I lost another 7 lbs. That means I've lost 107 lbs! I'm thinner, leaner, toned, and in the best shape of my adult life. It feels great physically and emotionally to be in better health. I still have a ways to go and some goals I'd like to achieve along the way, but I will get there. Slowly but surely I will get there.
Are you working towards any healthy goals? I'd love to hear about them in the comments. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and a fantastic weekend.