So here is the update: I weighed in this Monday at 185lbs. That is a pound gain from last time I wrote about a weigh-in. On the one hand, it's only one pound. On the other hand, it all starts with one pound. I am reconsidering my goal of weighing 175lbs by June 1st. I need to focus day by day right now.
On the good side of things, I am being more active again. I went running on Monday, and on Tuesday Kristi and I went on a 7 mile hike 3000 feet up a mountain. BAM! My legs still hurt, but it was an ass kicking that was worth it.
And maybe there is the key. Pushing myself is worth it. Challenging myself is worth it. I am worth it. Thanks for sticking around, and stay tuned for more positive posts:)