The year is coming to a close, and I’ve been on this journey for 24 weeks now. It’s so hard to believe that the changes I’ve made really are becoming part of my life. I look at today’s progress picture and can really see a huge difference. I actually have collar bones! I am so thankful for every pound lost – forty three of them so far. It just makes me smile to think about.
The challenge today was getting exercise in despite my knee. It felt a lot better today, so I did two hour long sessions on the bike. I was very careful to make sure that it didn’t hurt, and I didn’t push myself very hard. But, I did want to get the exercise in. I also went for an MRI on the knee. I have a follow up appointment with the orthopedist on Monday, so hopefully I’ll have some answers then. Until then, I’m just going to be careful with my knee and do the best I can.
The surprise today was just seeing the progress picture and realizing that all this hard work really is paying off. I slog through day by day, and I try to make as many good decisions as possible. But, I get caught up in the numbers on the scale and lose track of the bigger picture. Today, seeing a smaller picture really did bring home that it is working. I am getting smaller. And, even though it’s a goofy smile, I’m happy. That’s a great way to end the year!