I am so happy with today’s number! 219.2! This means that I am down more than four and a half pounds and now – with a BMI of 34.3 – officially register at level one obesity rather than level two. On top of that I am also out of the two-twenties and have less than twenty pounds to go until I hit one-derland!
I am going to reward myself by arranging for a nice massage from a spa although, with the Thanksgiving weekend upon us, I will have to wait a couple of days until things are a little less hectic. It will be really nice to go do something like that, which I believe I have only done previously twice in my life, and to feel less self-conscious than I would have nearly forty-seven pounds ago. Wow! I am so close to that fifty pound mark that I can practically taste it!
Anyhow, the changes in my body and mind during the last two months have left me feeling much more confident, even though I know I still have a long, long way to go. (As of today I have seventy pounds left to lose until I reach goal.) Letting a stranger massage me will definitely be a more comfortable experience than it would have been before I started to lose weight.
My legs are a little stiff from the walk yesterday because I really pushed myself hard to increase my speed. I think I have gone from a twelve minute kilometer to approximately a ten minute one since starting this blog. I doubt I’ll be able to improve much more though; I think it may be physically impossible for me to walk any quicker as I already feel like I am practically flying now. Perhaps, however, if I finally get my behind in gear and start the C25K program I can shave another minute or two off by jogging instead of walking. Stranger things have happened!