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From losing to living

Looking Back and Going Forward

I was thinking nothing really happened last year.  Then I thought I did start this blog.  I went back through and realized that I did do something last year.  I started this blog in February (wow almost a year).  This was just a way to keep track of my attempt to lose weight for a competition at work.  Since it was a weight loss blog I had to swallow my pride and post some half naked secret photos of myself.  The first ones are scary but, I stuck with it and faithfully posted pictures about every week or so.

Starting 169.9 Pounds

Starting 169.9 Pounds


Finish 131 Pounds

Finish 131 Pounds

I learned that eating clean and healthy actually made me feel better.  Towards the end of the year I also learned that I really love food and sometimes bad food outweighed the way good food made me feel.  I learned my normal day to day weight isn’t 130 pounds where I finished nor is it 170 pounds where I started.  It is somewhere in-between.  I am at 150 pounds right now.  I am not really happy about it but, I am not going to kill myself for it either.

I set some goals to run some races.  I ran 3 races last year with my best one a 10 K that I finished in 45:40.  I ran 2 other shorter runs with my wife and that was fun as well but, not as competitive.

Fun Run

Fun Run

I also, started lifting weights more and actually have fallen in love with Kettlebell Training.  I started this in December and I have just started a new session today.

Now going into 2013, I will continue with my Kettlebells.   Being in my early 40’s, I plan on staying a little stricter on my food.  If I did in my 20’s what I do now in my 40’s, I may have been cute with a great body.  Now I just have to try harder.  A goal that I have started is to read my Bible every day.  I have tried this before but, I am a slow reader and sometimes I just don’t understand the language. So, I am doing our church’s One-Year New Testament Challenge in 2013.  It should be shorter reading on a daily basis and I can look up stuff that I don’t understand.  I will do this one.  I am still running every day and plan to run a few more races and may even try to do one of those cross training, mudder, ultimate warrior type of a race.

I also plan to update something on here once a week or so.  Hopefully something fun and exciting things will happen for me to write about.

Cheers to a great year in 2013.


12 responses to “Looking Back and Going Forward

  1. One Fit Mama January 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Sounds like a great year and a fabulous plan!

  2. allofmywords January 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Great plan! I noticed that when I was more in the Word I did better on other aspects in my life, like my weight loss, and training. Having God as your coach is pretty much the best thing ever.

  3. Joy January 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I agree with allofmywords, happy new year!

  4. L @ Trying Not to be Fat January 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats!! it’s been great watching your journey so far! You’ve done so great!

    Also. I made this, dieting may be fun, but you might go crazy: http://i45.tinypic.com/rur7k6.gif

  5. ichoosetolivestronger January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    You are finding out what works for YOU and making new goals. This is great !! I like the kettle bell training, it is challenging. Daily Scripture reading tops all other goals….feed what’s most important first and everything else will fall into place. Happy new year! Congrats! Stay strong!

  6. daisy January 8, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Nice plan! Happy new year and good to hear the kettlebells are working for you. I must try them some time! 🙂

  7. Eating at my Desk January 17, 2013 at 2:25 am

    HOLY SMOKES – You are smokin’! Good work.

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