I’ve never liked talking about my weight. It started creeping up in high school, jumped up in (my first round of) college, ballooned after I got married and started a VERY stressful job, and stabilized once I got serious about college and had my first daughter.
I even cut quite a bit of weight in 2016, put it back on, and cut again in 2017. In 2018, it started right back up. But instead of the downward trend of the yo-yo-ing, it kept going up.
Then the lockdown started. Working from home was not the best thing for my weight. I put on 20+ pounds to be the heaviest I’ve ever been. I felt bad, looked worse, and had to spend money on new clothes that are so big they could never look nice on me.
And so, I’ve started another weight loss journey in 2021. Really, it’s more a lifestyle change journey:
- I want to be healthy for me wife.
- I want to be healthy for my kids.
- I want to be healthy for my homestead, to care for the home and land with which God has blessed me.
- I want to be healthy for my church so my appearance doesn’t detract from the message of the Gospel and mission of the saints.
I’m DOWN 4.5 pounds thus far! In the next post, I’ll talk about some things I’m doing to make these changes for the better.