WordPress informed me that yesterday’s post was my 500th post. If I’d known I was hitting a milestone, maybe I would have done something more elaborate. Or, maybe it. I really was that tired, yesterday. And I still am, although I’m beginning to think it’s mostly being caused by the falling temperatures and shorter days and the stress.
Gotta live the stress, right? Thankfully, I’ve only got 16 days left until this test is over.
So, 501 posts. I’ll be honest, here. Way back when I started all of this, I wasn’t really sure I’d last. I’d tried exercising and weight loss before (without success), and I’d even tried blogging about it once before (it didn’t help). I was skeptical that his would be any different, but I knew I had to try. And now, 501 posts later, I… well, sometimes I’m still skeptical. I’m not where I wanted to be, after all. Really, I wanted to be at goal by now.
But then I look at the subtitle for my blog: “Changing my life, improving my health.” It sounds trite, but that subtitle sums up the whole point of all of this. Sure, I’m not even halfway to goal anymore – stress and the poor eating habits I develop from stress have eroded some of my progress. But i haven given up. I’m still getting up at 3 am to walk a mile and a half before work, and I’m still walking 6 and 7 miles a day. When I started, walking 2 miles seemed an insurmountable goal. I can’t run after my son for hours, but I can chase him longer and farther, and I can still pick him up and swing him around if I catch him.
I have changed my life, and for the better. And if I’m not at goal yet, that just means I have even more change and even more improvement to look forward to. And I can still look forward to sitting down with n my doctor’s office to talk about those last 20 pounds he thinks I should lose at that time, and reminding him that he’s literally talking to half of me.
501 posts. Thank you, everyone who’s been reading this, for coming along on this journey with me. And don’t give up on me! The best is yet to come!