I just noticed while looking over my weigh-in log that I had two weigh-in days exactly 1 year apart. On June 13th 2011 I weighed 459 pounds and on June 13th 2012 I weighed 299 pounds. A difference of 160 pounds! I was pretty confident a year ago that I would eventually get where I am today, but I honestly thought it'd take much longer.
I still ate meat a year ago, but I had really started to cut down on it. By June 13th 2011 I had already bought the last of the meat I would ever buy and would continue eating down what was left in my freezer until one day I just didn't want to and took what was left to the food bank.
I still consumed dairy a year ago. It would take me several more months to finally wrap my head around that change, but it would come.
A year ago I was just starting to walk for exercise. Not far, and at first I used two canes, one in each hand, to help me. I was thrilled the first time I made it all the way around the block! That was a whole quarter mile! Today I walked 4 miles and have walked as many as 8 in one day.
A year ago I could ride my trike around the housing area I live. Now I can ride my trike 30 miles on the bike path. In addition, I'm now recently back to riding on two wheels! I rode my bicycle 15 miles today. I haven't ridden a bicycle that far in 25 or more years. A year ago I had been used to the idea that I'd never ride a bicycle again, but here I am! And not only riding a bicycle, but I'm looking for a unicycle to learn to ride!
A year ago living life at a reasonable weight was just a dream... Today it's still not quite a reality but it's no longer just a dream, it's my inevitable future!
-Norm aka John Smith