Posts Tagged ‘best moment of 2013’

reverb13-blog-button Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb13: Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days.  December is the perfect time to reflect on 2013 and start to create intentions for 2014.

Day 2 – Shine
What was the best moment of 2013?

It’s hard to pick just one moment, because so many exciting things happened to me in 2013.  But I guess the moment I stepped on the scale and saw that I’d lost 100 pounds has been the best moment of all. 

Now that I’ve lost over 100 pounds (-108, as of Sunday), so many things in my life have changed for the better:

  • I can move through the world so much more easily – I don’t get out of breath going up a couple of flights of stairs. I can walk faster, move easier. 
  • I’m healthier.  Luckily, even when I weighed 315, I didn’t have Diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure, but those were all around the corner.
  • People are seeing the light that has always been inside.  So many people are mentioning how much happier I am now that I’ve lost this weight, and while it’s true that I’m thrilled, I think what they’re noticing is what I’ve always felt like inside.  This is the ME that I’ve always been, but now they can see her too.
  • Achieving feats in fitness, like starting C25K and not dying as I do the running intervals.  Or playing on the Faculty Powderpuff football team for Homecoming. Or getting saved by a wizened old fisherman while trying SUP/Kayaking for the first time. Or walking in the Color Me Rad, SJ RocknRoll Mini Marathon, SF Mermaid, and the Turkey Trot.
  • The clothes!  I’ve always taken pride in my appearance and tried to dress my best, but it’s so much more fun now that I can wear “normal” sizes on top.  I cannot wait until I am there in the bottoms, too. 


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