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The Big DaySeptember 4, 2021
The big day is here.

Long Overdue Update

I have a whole gamut of emotions as I sit to write this post. I regret that I have not been able to update much, but life has just been crazy. Not bad, just crazy. I am not even sure where to start, but I think I will just start with a weight update. I struggled with being stagnant for a while, but I am still excited and happy with my progress. My last update on my weight was April 10th. I was 272.5 lbs. I really felt like I hadn’t lost much weight so I was excited to see that I am down 15.7 lbs in the last 3 months. I am not disappointed at all because I have had a lot going on and usually when life gets crazy I would eat A LOT. I have been able to keep control of my emotional eating and not only not gain weight, but still continue to lose weight. I call that one very large success. Isn’t that what this journey is all about? Making progress and learning how to live with the pressures of life and not letting them get me down. That is exactly what this is all about.

Part of my journey is also learning to not let slip ups completely mess me up. I have struggled with exercise. In fact I have not been to my bootcamp in over a month. Life has just been busy. I worry that I am not making the right decision, but I try not to let that get to me too much. I am staying active and I am eating good. I even went on another hike recently. It is so hard trying to find a balance when things that have a high priority take up most if not all of my time.

I have to believe that this busy time is just a season and things will calm down and I will be able to find a better balance because I know that exercise needs to be a permanent fixture in my life as well as my children’s life.

So, some more exciting news! It’s getting closer and closer to my hike! In order for one of my biggest supporters to be there I did have to move the date. It is currently scheduled for October 2nd! I am so excited to do this and I get more and more excited as every day passes. I know to some this is not a hard hike, but doing this hike isn’t just about being able to physically do it. I mean, it is a feat that less than a year ago I was over 400lbs and could barely even walk, but doing this hike is more symbolic for me. I can’t even imagine what the emotions will be like when I make it to the top! I am thinking of doing a live on my instagram account when I make it to the top so everyone that follows me can share in the experience and the beauty of it all.

Just to refresh everyones memory. The hike to the top of the Y is a switchback trail that is around 1.2 miles one way. It is quite a steep incline and an elevation gain of around 1000 feet. I can’t lie that I am a bit worried about my knees, but as my friend says. We are in no hurry and I am pretty sure she will drag me up if she has to! I am going to get back exercising right away and I am hoping to be able to do some hiking each week to help prepare my body. Our mountains around here aren’t nearly as big, but they will be big enough to help me get ready!

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