Beyond the physical results I have made some really positive discoveries and changes in my everyday life. I always knew that I enjoyed cooking, but being forced to cook more to achieve the weight loss results I want has allowed me to really expand my kitchen skills (and selection of tools). Though I have not exercised as much as I think I should, and it still proves to be the hardest part of my overall health life, what I have done has shown me that with a little imagination it does not have to be unbearable. I have decorated my apartment with some of the gorgeous lake vistas I have seen while out on my walks and each time I see one of the photos it is a pleasant reminder of the need to get out of my apartment and take a walk. Taking control of one section of my life has pushed me to be proactive in many more aspects of my life. I have been much more proactive in sending out headshots and searching for auditions. I have kept my living space cleaner (for the most part, I am still a messy guy).
I still have a long way to go, and in truth this is a lifelong journey, and likely struggle, that I will have with my weight and health, but it has been a truly excellent beginning. My thanks go to every single person who has read this blog, and especially to those of you who have left words of encouragement. This weekend I will be searching for a couple more recipes in the recipe book I received from some of my friends, so tune back in to see whose gets chosen and how they turn out.
Here is a look back in pictures at how my weight loss has gone:
Directing in August '09. I was a bit lighter then than in January, but not much.
My siblings and me at Christmas '09.
Cooking in late March. This one has been posted previously.
Today. Sorry for the large section of wall, but I have few flat surfaces in my apartment high enough to get a good picture. This is on top of my bookcase.
It is a good start. Onward.