I am unable to participate in Runagogo and do 100 by April 1. HOWEVER, don't give up on me, foks. I've got my own goal to get back down to a healthy weight this year. I need to do this for me.
I remember as a senior in college I weighed 101 lbs and could see my iliac crests while standing. I didn't have a car, so I walked everywhere or biked. And I was far healthier for it. Bad marriage, frustration, fear, eating comfort foods, steroids for severe asthma and inactivity due to cardiac issues have taken their toll, and my weight has blossomed accordingly. I don't like to look in mirrors. I HATE to shop for clothing. I don't like how I feel - sluggish and frumpish.
So, I am eating healthy foods, observing portion control, and most importantly, am enjoying it, because this is a gift only I can do for myself. The mind part was incredibly important for me, and thus far, has made a huge difference in staying on track. Even when I "break" the diet, I stick to the list of freebie foods, or add a non-fat yogurt so the cheats even have damage control.
So far, I've lost 7.5 lbs in eight days. (No, I am not following a fad diet or anything questionable like Atkins).