20% of the way there

by 100poundsofchange

Today I am officially 20% of the way to my goal of losing 100 pounds. I wish I could say that I’ve experienced both physical and societal changes due to this milestone, however so far my clothing has only gone from being somewhat tight to no longer as tight. I’ve not dropped any pants size, and although I can see minor changes in my body make up, it’s certainly nothing dramatic. This I believe is one of the hardest stages in any attempt to lose weight. I have made great sacrifices in time, money, and effort and have little more than a number on the scale to reward me. If my memory serves me right however I do recall that the more I weigh the less changes I notice even with large amounts of lost weight. After about 260 I believe every 5 pounds lost tends to make a relatively dramatic change in my body composition. This is one of the things that gets me through my week, it causes me to sacrifice drinking at a bachelor party, or eating a plate of communal cheese fries that everyone is enjoying. It’s posts like these that I hope to be able to go back and reference when I meet my goal, to remind me all the sacrifices I had to make daily to achieve my goal. I am hoping it will provide a deterrent to long periods of poor eating habits and lethargy, but only time will tell. I’ll see if my optimism is rewarded in 20 more pounds.

Current Weight: 280 Pounds