From Brian: This has been an amazing week. Feeling great, settling into a nice routine ,but its the small victories this week that made the difference.
First victory was to recognize I am on the last hole on my belt. The need to go buy a new belt or punch a new hole brings a smile. My clothes, especially my pants were getting to big. I went to the basement and dug a box of clothes that is probably 8 to 10 years old. Pulled out a bunch of Jeans and Khakis that are a couple sizes smaller than my current clothes. Tried them on and they all fit comfortably. Bonus in that it confirms the work is paying off and at the same time, I have a new set of clothes for the next few weeks of the competition and don’t need to buy interim clothes.
Lastly, one’s friends and family are always going to give you compliments and prop you up. When it comes from a pseudo stranger in an unsolicited manner, its priceless. Walking into church on Sunday, the greeter said “Good Morning, man you are losing weight” Having no idea that I am in a competition, that man’s words set the stage for the entire week. Week 5 is almost in the books and life is good.