I have lost more than half my body weight
And I forgot about it!
Yesterday, I was out walking with my son, Chris (we walked 12,000 steps yesterday), and something dawned on me.
I recently brought my weight below 215 pounds. My highest weight (that I know for sure) was 430 lb. So, 430 down to 215. That means that I have now lost more than half of my total body weight!
I forgot about it!
I had passed that 215 pounds, a little over a week ago, and did not even realize the significance of the number! It slipped my mind.
I have been quite excited about my weight loss success lately, though. My fasting is going very well, which really pleases me.
My problems have faded
I told you recently in a series of posts that I have had a difficult few months. Lots of negativity in my life.
As most will know, my wife is in the USA right now. She went there in mid-May and will return home around the beginning of November. So, about 6 months, and we are now past the half-way point. Much of the trouble that I have been facing is related to my wife’s absence. I am not blaming her, but that is just the case, much of it was unintended and unexpected. But, what it is is what it is.
About a month ago, or so, my wife and I started having some really deep chats about our relationship. We have a good relationship, but we decided to make it even better. It is a lot better now, even better than the day we got married. It is fantastic.
The rebirth of our relationship has more or less made me leave the negativity behind me, and just concentrate and celebrate the joy that Feyma and I are experiencing right now. It has shown me how minor and ignorable those problems are.
Because of the joy that I have been experiencing, fasting has gone back to being very easy for me. I am doing longer fasts and finding it much easier. The extreme stress that I had been under previously had made it nearly impossible to put together a good fast. I am so happy to be back on the bandwagon!
As Chris and I were walking today, we were walking at a much faster speed that we were used to, and also walked farther than we usually do on our afternoon walk. Even stepping it up like that, I kept thinking about how good I was feeling.
Something happened when I want below 220
A while back, I was kind of “straddling” 220 lb. If I was fasting I was under 220, but when I ate for a day or two, I would go above 220 again. Something was funny about it, though.
On days when I woke up under 220 lb, I would get out of bed and I just “felt” lighter. I felt thinner. I felt really good.
On days if I was over 220, I could feel the weight. I was heavier. I did not feel as light on my feet.
Now, I am very firmly below 220, hopefully, I’ll never see that number on the scale again! In fact, I should be below 210 this week.
When I get below 210, I will stop my current fast. I am on day 9 right now, and I want to get firmly under 210 so that when I do eat I won’t cross over that number on eating days. So, if I get to 205 or so that should put me in a good place to be sub-210 no matter what.
Next, a BIG Push
After I got to 205 or so and stop my current fast, I will eat one day, or maybe two. Next, I will make a big important push with my next fast.
Although it is not my ultimate goal, getting below 200 lb is a big milestone. Seeing a “1” as the first number on the scale is very important to me. So, on my next fast, it will be my goal to get that 1 at the beginning of my weight. I can’t say it will happen for sure on my next fast, but that is what I am shooting for.
Half is nice
Yep, I have lost more than half of my body weight now. It sure feels good!