2010 Rap Up

{cross posted on both blogs}

Like just about everyone, I thought I would jot down a few thoughts as a new year is upon us.   I can hardly believe it's 2011 already.  Wasn't that Y2K thing just like yesterday?

Without a doubt the biggest success for me is maintaining my weight loss.  I've seen some NSV's so I must be recomposing a bit despite not much movement on the scale.  When I return from vacation I do plan to give this another push.  But for someone who was never the same weight (except when ~300 lbs) for an entire month my entire adult life, I cannot express how monumental this is.  As I pack for warmer climates, I don't have to stress over finding out of season clothes b/c the summer stuff doesn't fit.  Wardrobe security is a wonderful thing! 

The best part is that this year maintaining was relatively easy and I've been able to eat more "normally" on a daily basis with a carb count ~75g avg.  I do find myself defaulting down to VLC some days and that's OK too.  Mindful eating and making sure I get my protein in is working.

Although I didn't accomplish much in the way of formal exercise, I went from being able to do like 8 "girlie" pushups to making the 100 and then onto real pushups I got up to quite a few.  I do need to revisit those, just being lazy.  But 2010 was a year of great physical accomplishments.  I don't feel my age, I feel younger than I did 10 years ago and I'm able to do so much w/o feeling overexerted or getting swollen ankles and such.   My wood pile workouts have been empowering.  I would love to try for something like a sprint tri (it would be 10 yrs since the last one), but not sure running is ever going to be for this post-obesity bod of mine.  We'll see.  I've got some thinking to do on that while I'm away.

So, how 'bout that low carb?  I consider myself semi-Paleo, semi-LC, semi-Perfect Health these days.  What I'm doing is working and I feel great.  I may tinker with things a bit, perhaps do IF for a stint to see if I can't lose some more weight.   Again, we'll see.   I'm in that strange place where there's weight to lose but no urgency to lose it.

EDIT!!  WOW, I can't believe I left out starting my blogs!  I thank all of you for reading and contributing to some great discussions here.  I know I've learned a lot and it's gratifying to have you great folks reading my work and making me think even more.  Even though there are far more popular blogs out there, never did I dream I would have so many readers so soon.  It's really nice not to just be talking to myself over here ;-) 

Looking forward to a great 2011!


Lillea said…
Wow, that is a lot of great stuff that you did in 2010!

Thanks for creating your blogs. I look forward to your 2011 posts. And if you do IF, I'm very interested in reading about your experience. I love IF.