13. One Year

Today I ran five miles. Now this may not seem like much to any of you but to me its a big deal. This same time a year ago I was in a very bad place in my life. I weighed over 240 lbs, was smoking close to two packs of cigarettes a day, and could barley make it up four flights of stairs to our apartment without breathing heavy. There were other problems going on as well, but like I said it was a very bad time in my life.

This morning I weighed in at 198 lbs, am activly training for my first marathon and as of today I have gone a whole year without smoking a single cigarette. I know for a fact that I can run 7 miles without stopping, because I did that last Saturday, and for the first time in a long while I feel really good about myself and the choices I am making.

Terra and I had a long conversation last night about our food choices which in my opinion are above average. Both of us are getting very good at cooking low calorie, good tasting meals. We both watch what we eat, and encourage each other in good food choices. Again this may not seem like much but a year ago today I could pack away an ENTIRE bag of pizza rolls. Now I am not talking about the small bag I am talking about the family size bag. I know its gross to me too now.

I know this post may come off as bragging, but in truth I AM! I am very proud of myself and the accomplishments I have made over the last year, and I am looking forward to seeing what I will accomplish this time next year!

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