Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's garden related.

In May 2007, just before I bought this house, I took a trip with Laura to Chicago. If I remember correctly, I was in the range of 240 pounds.



Three and a half years later, I've shed a few layers. My job keeps me moving. I eat better. And, I garden. All those days of pushing myself around the yard have finally paid off. This morning, the scales gave me the news.



I just had to get a comparison shot. I do love before/after moments.



I did what I came to do. I fixed me and the house. I made both into something I am proud of. I've still got a little further to go on both, but there's time. Winter will be here soon. It's 66 degrees. I don't think we'll hit the 70 degree mark today. Last night, I installed the electric blanket on the bed. The cat slept with me all night.

17 comments:

Darla said...

Well look at you!! You look Gorgeous Tom!!

Engineeredgarden said...

Good results, and congrats on all you have accomplished.

FlowerLady said...

Congratulations Tom. I love the pictures. You've done well for yourself and your home and gardens.

FlowerLady

Randy Emmitt said...

Tom,
Seriously an electric blanket. Guess you need to put back on those pounds! Congratulates!

Ginny said...

Congratulations! Gardening is the absolute best kind of exercise - and it just inspires healthier living in every way, don't you think?

L. D. Burgus said...

I can do the not eating of a lot of food and when it gets down to it the activity and hard work takes the weight off. Good for you.

Kris said...

Hey hey hey! You show off as good as your gardens! :-D Congrats, Tom.

Jim said...

I'll say it again...WOOF!

compost in my shoe said...

Hey man, you are looking good! Congrats on the garden and your healthy living!!!

Tim said...

I'm with Jim.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks everybody. It's been a great trip. I feel better than I have in years, physically and mentally.

Betty819 said...

Amazing difference! Pat yourself on the back; you deserve it! I bet you feel better too. I'm real proud of you. Hope your visit to Ashville was enjoyable; did you get to visit the Biltmore Mansion and see their gardens?

gld said...

Congratulations on everything you have accomplished!

What a blessing the house and gardens have been for you.

You have a reason to be proud.

Randy and Jamie said...

You go Mr! Jamie and I both put on 30 pounds this summer, the older I get the harder it is to lose.-- Randy

Betty819 said...

Have you met your weigh loss goal that you set for yourself or do you wish to get lower? Besides exercise, did you change any of your eating habits? A lot of people have said they cut out anything white, like pototoes, bread, rice, pasta, sweets and sodas and that helps, plus drinking 64 oz. of water each day and exercises. I love to walk and I need to do it again and stop talking about it.

Audrey said...

I'm just a lurker, enjoying your posts, never commenting. But I can't let this post pass without congratulating you. I am so happy to see your joyful blog entry on meeting your goals. I wish you much continued success in all your endeavors.

Brian David Morley said...

good for you Tom, you look great! wish I lived closer lol...! gardening is a lifestyle choice as well as a lifetime hobby...you do them both proud!