Spring is..Springing

I’m one of the biggest supporters of long, cold winters in the South. I love being able to wear hats and scarves and coats and..well, you get the idea.  This particular Winter, though, has been a particularly cold one.  While I won’t admit it to anyone else, I’ll be very glad to see this Winter pass. And while every Spring is different, I’m striving to make this one the best one ever.

What a difference a month makes.

Here was mid-February..

And here’s March 16th..

Spring is a great time of year. Not too cold, not too hot. Because it’s the time that flowers bloom and birds return from their migratory Winter homes, it’s seen as a time of rebirth. This particular Spring will be a rebirth for me as well. Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve lost 16 pounds. Considering Winter is a time when most people gain weight, I’m excited to get outside this year and start really making the pounds fall off.

Board shorts this summer. That’s my goal, and I’m off to a hell of a start. If I can keep up the same pace on my weight loss, I’ll be very close to my goal weight by the end of the summer. It’s going to take work, though. The more I lose, the harder more work it’s going to take in order  to keep losing. It’s an exciting challenge, and I’m looking forward to realizing a dream I’ve had since fourth grade. Almost thirty years of being overweight. It’s about damned time.

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