Apparently, the first ten pounds just fall off, and then the real work begins. I’ve settled in at 208/209 and am not really coming off that, yet. I’m sticking with the hour of cardio a day for the next few weeks, reducing the time on the bike and increasing my time on the treadmill. Then, when I return from the Marine Corps reunion in Cleveland mid-June, I will add weight training.

I just have to keep telling myself that everyday is a step in the right direction. And, I know not to just watch the scale. Before I see any drastic change in numbers, I will already feel stronger, have more energy, and notice that my clothes are fitting better.

I know these things. I do. I just have to keep writing them out to remind myself.

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