Welp, it’s been 41 days since I’ve started, and I’m still going strong.
Only water errrryday. 2000 or so calories errryday. Making all my meals myself. I’ve lost about 40 pounds. Those first couple weeks when I got a little stressed at work and remembered I couldn’t count on that after work cocktail I was pretty much like….
It’s still a long way to any sort of being “In shape”, but I feel a much bigger change in myself than I really ever have before. I’m not putting up with this shit just to race to the end and then drink all of the booze and eat all of the wings…slipping backwards until I have to do it again. That gets really old after a while. I AM looking forward to having a beer and a shot on my birthday, but just not all of the beer and all of the shots.
Goal setting has never been a problem for me, it’s the whole “putting that plan into action and staying with it” part of it that I’ve had trouble with. I set up a shit load of goals and then put a plan together and then kick off on my way but…
Something like that.
This time around everything has stuck so far.
Just like everything, it takes time and attempt after attempt to get it right. I think I tried and failed at quitting Skoal like 5 times before I finally gave up dipping for good. It’s been like 4 1/2 years since I went from a can a day to zero. It rarely even crosses my mind that used to chew tobacco. When I was like 2 months into quitting that I remember feeling different, like “this is it, never doing that again.”
I feel that way now about taking better care of myself. I don’t know if it’s a permanent change or it just feels good for now, but whatever, it’s working. I’m happy, healthy (er), and the wanting to be better at the healthy lifestyle has bled over into the rest of my life too.
That has no context, I was just getting really bored writing all that affirmative crap.
Anyway. I had a little time today so I thought I’d let everyone know that I’m still at this.
I plan on posting again a little later this coming week, I promise it’ll be funny. Until then, here’s this:
Makes me laugh EVERY time.