This is a picture of me and Rumble from this past weekend. If you've been following me and my blog for the last couple years, you'll remember that back in 2010 I hit my own rock bottom concerning my weight and decided to get myself together and lose weight.
For the rest of 2010 and into 2011 I did some awesome stuff, like running for the first time, really getting into exercising in general, and it all culminated with my completion of the RedMan Half-Iron Triathlon.
Something I never really talked about was the fact that after RedMan, I kinda fell into a depression. I don't really know why and I've been told it's natural after completing such a huge athletic task, but I just couldn't get myself back on the bandwagon of eating right and exercising. The holidays rolled around at the end of 2011 and I started eating worse and all but quit exercising.
I tried on and off in 2012 to "get back on the wagon", so to speak, but to no avail. I did do some endurance stuff, but not like I had done in 2011. So what did this amount to? Well, at my lowest weight-point in 2011, I was down to 300 lbs. I had started at 373 lbs and lost 73 lbs, but I would never get lower. In fact, just over a month ago I weighed myself and I was back up to 350. This had to stop.
So, a little over a month ago I formulated a plan to get back to being healthy. I want to go for broke this time, getting to my goal weight of 220 (and lower, if I can!). I turn 30 in just over a month and my first goal is to be below 300 before then. I've never been below 300 in my adult life, so this would be huge. Blogging about my weight loss really helped and kept me accountable. The support from people I don't even know was tremendous. But now that my weight has gone back up and I'm once again out of shape, how will I get back to where I want to be? What will it take to really push through this time?
I can tell you this: in the last month, I've lost 30+ pounds. That's right. As I sit here and type this, I'm sitting just below 320, down from 350 on February 6th. How did I do it, and where will it all go from here? Check back tomorrow, and I'll tell you all about it.
I will tell you this right now - it's amazing and I feel great, and I'm excited to once again share this journey with you.