A true sign of summer around Kansas City (okay, not just Kansas City) is the abundance of orange cones and signs jazzing drivers up for new and improved infrastructure. Of course, the new and improved roads come at the cost of the process of tearing up current pavement, uprooting growth, and generally clawing the Earth to shit for 1 – 12 months. (sometimes shorter, sometimes longer! ohh la la) You start with something that’s okay, it functions, but maybe just barely. Ideally, you end up with something lovely, where traffic flows freely and quickly.
It’s here that you must understand how much I love analogies. I have been clawing at my life, trying to free myself of bad habits, clawing to rise up, clawing to have a body and life that flows freely and quickly. Not just a body, but a life.
And believe it or not, I am making progress. I started this blog a year ago. In that year, I’ve been up and down. It really took my 30th birthday this year to keep solid momentum toward my goals. My highest reading on the scale this year was 246. Today, I’m 229. I’ve decreased my BMI by 7% and I’m 13% to my overall weight loss goal.
I look like this (I’m in the middle):