I am happy to report that on the morning of this day (24th Feb) in 2012 I stepped on my scales and found that I had achieved my weight loss goal of losing 87 kilos. When I saw the number 66.6kg pop up for the 3rd time (only if the number appears 3 times in a row does it "officially" counts - and this number was lower than the 66.7kg that I had set myself to achieve); I didn't jump for joy or carry on...all I said to myself was "finally".
The last few kilos took nearly 2 months to knock off and I was relieved that now I could start the maintenance part of my life.
When I started back on the 1st of January 2011and weighed in at 153.7kg little did I realise just how radically I would change my life.
In exactly 60 weeks I had transformed myself radically. 56% of me was gone forever. There was less of me now than what has disappeared!
More importantly, the lifestyle has completely changed. Gone was that fat fellow who was a chronic asthmatic with a bad back. Gone was the guy who was always tired and was a perpetual couch potato.
In his stead was now a man who does things with energy and zeal. Who like a horse being let out to green grass - literally prances in delight at what his body is now able to do.
Today is my 3rd year anniversary since losing the weight.
It is now three years that I've kept it off.
Sometimes it has been tough going but mostly it has been simply a matter of just living that healthy lifestyle that I learnt during that weight loss journey.
Life was good before...but the future is far better than I could ever imagined.
It's time for you all to grab that better future too!