50 lbs, 97 days – How do I feel?

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I feel great.  It is a bit surreal, and almost snuck up on me.

The big change for me has being the adoption of the idea that this is how I am going to eat for the rest of my life.  This decision and mindset shift has made the process so much easier and look at the amazing food I have eaten this week alone:

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The FAT Project has been about embracing life and about saying yes instead of no. I would love to hear how you have felt after a big weight loss or getting to a milestone on a journey…

 

Number 5 of 2016 Aspirations + Resolutions #racetime #fear #apprehension #letsdoit

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This year, I will do something I have never done.  I will participate in 3 races.  As many of you know, one of the reasons that the FAT Project is what it is (Food Addict to Triathlete) is that the last time I lost weight (65lbs) I reached a total weight of 325 lbs and completed a Try-a-Triathlon in 2008. This was the one and only race I had ever done in my life.

This year I have set my sights higher and have committed to three races – with a goal to complete them….not in any prescribed amount of time, in fact I expect to be last; I just want to get them done!

The X Warrior Challenge – This a special event I have been invited to be an Ambassador for!  They asked and I said yes!  Please consider joining me for their Stadium event in August (223 days from now according to their countdown clock!) It is 5km with obstacles.

The Banff Grand Fondo – Probably the Medio distance (90 km). A beautiful bike race in the mountains.

Some other race….a 5 km… hopefully May or June…. I am looking for suggestions, should be within a few hours of Calgary.  Please comment below!!

All of these races of course are practice and preparation for the Olympic Triathlon in 2018.  I invite you to join me in any of these as my physical misery would certainly love company!

Number 4 of 2016 Aspirations + Resolutions #toplesspics

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Take a picture of myself with no shirt on once a month

Alright so this one is perhaps a bit silly.  I resolve to take more pictures of myself without a shirt on!  I have only done it once in the first 12 weeks of the FAT Project and I really do want to make sure that I document the process.  As I have written about before I unexpectedly found it very emotional and difficult to do.

I wanted to ask others, what do you feel shame about with your body that you dislike having a picture of?