OK, this is it, I'm joining Roger in his mission to "Take it off in the Rain". I've actually been working on improving my health since last May, but now I need a push to drop the last more-than-a-few pounds to reach my health goal.
When I started real estate eight years ago, it was a huge lifestyle change for me. Now that I wasn't working a strict MON-FRI schedule, I found that I was exercising less. There also seemed to be food just about everywhere I went. Brokers tours, open houses, office meetings. And it didn't help that the title company representatives kept stopping by the office dropping off treats.
When you gain 1/4 of a pound in a month, it isn't much noticeable. But times that by 8 1/2 years and all of a sudden (yeah, right, all of a sudden) I had gained 25 pounds. WTH?
Last year I started having anxiety attacks, and my blood pressure was all over the map. My doctor prescribed medication to try to calm me down. Then I went to Hawaii and came home with a broken hand. So there I was, overweight and on pain killers and high blood pressure medicine. I felt like crap and I needed to make some changes ... FAST.
I've lost 26 pounds since May, and no longer have anxiety attacks. I'm off the high blood pressure medication and have been walking 3 miles with my neighbor every weekday morning. I have my eye on another 17 pounds to reach my optimum weight. It's a weight where I know that I not only feel great, but feel really good about myself.
So move over, Roger. Count me in on the Monday morning weigh-ins as I join you to "Take it off in the Rain".