I missed my one year blogging-versary, which was April 7th!

I have written 189 posts since I have started this blog, and I only wrote 13 posts the first six months of blogging.

I did not tell anyone in my family about my blog until October of last year, and I hated doing it when I first started. I never had anything to write. Well, I still really do not, but I REALLY had nothing to write then!

I did reread my first post, and I realized I kept my word on what I was going to do, and the goals I wanted to achieve. I did put 190 as a goal, but now that I was at 198, I realize that is too low! 210 is a great weight for me, although I am probably around 203 now.

Now, I have learned that there is no “right way” or “wrong way” to lose weight.

Everyone is different.

Some people can give up all processed foods, some people give themselves extra calories on certain days, and some people do well one day, and overeat the next.

No matter how you do it, it really does not matter, as long as YOU see the results that YOU want to!

Well, since I have had an anniversary, I am going to make this a special post. I am going to tell you something that is true, because I have lived it now!

You see, I have been maintaining my loss for the last two months. I do not want to lose weight. As I said earlier, I will be very happy at 210, but it is going to take me a little time to get there.

I have not been on a scale in a little over a month. I really do not need to anymore.Ii am confident with my eating and portions now. I am just sticking to my life plan, just like I said I would a year ago. In fact, I put on size 32 pants for the first time EVER. I have never worn 32 pants. I think I was born wearing size 40 pants. Much different than the sweatpants I used to wear!

So today I took some more pictures at the gym. While I was changing my clothes, I realized something. My doctor told me this would happen during a healthy maintenance, but I kind of did not believe him. Here it goes:

Loose Skin Gets Tighter!

Listen, I am an extreme case. I have lost 220 pounds in a little over a year. Most people do not have to lose that much, and most people will not lose weight in that short of a period. I mean, I lost my first 100 pounds in 3 1/2 months, that is quick!

Today, I was looking at myself, and I do see my skin getting tighter in my arms, legs and stomach.

Now, do not get me wrong, I am not going to pop out in a Speedo anytime soon, but I also now look kind of like an athlete. I have never played any type of sport in my life. Well, I did

play basketball in the third grade, but I rode the bench.

So to all the people who are afraid of the loose skin who have 30, 40, heck even 200 pounds to lose., there is hope.

I have maintained my weight loss for two months, and I see a difference in my skin. I do see it getting tighter. I see a different person, one that is finally comfortable “in his own skin”.

A year ago I wrote: This time, when I do it, it will be for life.

I am glad I have stuck to my word for fourteen months. Now a lifetime to go!

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