Getting in shape

A year ago Sunday I stepped onto a scale for the first time in years. For a long time I’d been unhappy about the shape I was in. I stayed off scales because because I knew I wouldn’t like what I saw.The last time I’d played basketball it was obvious to me that I was slower and got winded quickly. I’d recently bought some baggy sweaters because I didn’t like how I looked or felt in anything I owned. I couldn’t sustained a gym regimen for very long because I would always get bored. Quietly I was pretty sure I was headed for diabetes and some other problems, but I didn’t know what to do.

And then Amber suggested I use a calorie-counting app. That and her excellent cooking were literally all I needed. A year later I’ve lost exactly 24 pounds. If memory serves, I weigh two pounds more than I did when I got my first drivers’ license. I’m happier than I’ve ever been about how I look.

The next challenges are keeping the weight off and getting in better shape. They say it’ll be spring eventually, so we’ll see how that works. For now, I’m surprised and proud of how well things have gone. It’s hard to make changes in your life, and to go from where I was a year ago to where I am now is inspiring.

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