I posted something similar on my journal on Running Mania (http://www.runningmania.com) and I really should take credit for the hard work I've been putting in. I hope I can inspire others to either take up or continue improving their own health and fitness to become the best person they can be, for the benefit of themselves and others.
I am getting ever so closer to the 90 lbs lost since January '08 - right now, at 85 lbs lost. I have lost exactly 10 inches off my waist, 8 inches off my hips, and 9 inches off my chest (gulp!). The ultimate goal is Bettie Page's 36-24-36, which is the reason why I am using BPs pics as my avatar on Running Mania all the time (if anyone really wanted to know). Her weight was 128 lb, and my ultimate goal is 130 (I am also the same height that she was).
At the rate I am going, I still have a lot more work to do, but it is now nice to know that it's not just a pipe dream. The measurement I am most proud of - I have lost 17% of my body fat! No private gyms, nobody monitoring my diet, all real world, no private trainers, no TV cameras - all me, all the time. No surgery, just moving my ass - first walking, then running since last May.
The work is still ongoing. I still have a lot of work to do and it has been fun so far. I know that, along with losing all this weight and improving my fitness, I have made a positive life change and there is no going back. I just feel better - more vitality! What running does to your self-esteem is amazing! If you can complete that distance, run up that hill, there is nothing that can stand in your way!
The journey continues . . .