|At home after a Hulls Gulch ride 1993|
In the spring on 1993 I got serious about eating right and I took my mountain bike with me to school everyday for exercise and to help me cross campus quickly. Many times after school I would take my bike to the foothills and ride the Hulls Gulch loop or the Table Rock loop. My mom was going to Jenny Craig at the time and they said I could use their scale for my official weigh in every week. They all got a kick out of me coming in there and were amazed at my results. Over the course of two short months I lost about 60 pounds and got down to 180. When I joined the Navy in May of 1994 I was 175. Over the course of the next 7 years I gained it all back plus another nearly 80 by 2001. All a result of not taking care of myself and not paying attention to my health.
I remember feeling ashamed saying I used to be good at anything given my situation at the time but never did anything to change. Between 2001 and 2009 I was about the same weight. I can't tell for sure because we didn't have a scale. The only time I remember my weight was when I stood on the rock scale at Victory Greens Nursery one day when we were buying landscaping materials in 2003 and I was 298 pounds.
|Boston and Bear|
I was in my bathroom the other day and noticed something that made me smile. I have my St. George Marathon, Lake Lowell Marathon, and Pocatello 50 miler race medals hanging on the corner of my mirror and they are collecting dust and cobwebs.
On the counter, my Boston Marathon medal is proudly displayed in a ziploc sandwich bag that sits on top of my Bear 100 miler plaque that is stuffed in a Walmart bag and surrounded by junk.
|Medals with cobwebs...|
Stop USED TO being something and be something RIGHT NOW!