Sunday, April 18, 2010

Things I Can Do Now: Part 1

A while ago, someone asked me what things I could do now that I'm a third of the way to my goal.  I've decided to start writing posts addressing these things.  They normally come up one at a time, so this will be an ongoing theme.

When Claire and I were registering for wedding gifts, I was upset because I couldn't find a towel that would wrap all the way around me.  I was determined to find one out there because I wanted to register for things that fit my body.  No such luck.  I was stuck with my bathrobe.  Everything was too small to wrap around my waist.  The other day I got out of the shower and grabbed one of Claire's towels since my robe was in the bedroom.  The towel fit comfortably around my waist!  I can now wear a towel out of the shower.  It's a small thing, but exciting nonetheless.

I'm also capable of going up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing (too much).  I'm running without destroying my knees, which is also fantastic.

One last thing.  I found an article on ADHD and obesity.  I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 10 and this article expresses a lot of the difficulties I've faced.  Take a look.


  1. So cool about the towel! It really is those types of things that give you a big boost to keep plugging away at a healthier life :)

    Congrats :)

  2. Oh man! Don't steal her towel permanently now! I bet it felt awesome to be able to wrap that around! Keep at it :)

    I love reading about non-scale victories so please keep sharing yours! These victories are priceless. It means so much more than whatever you see on the scale and I'm sure it gives you more satisfaction as well.

  3. Congrats on the NSV. I bet you were pretty happy at that moment or was it one of those things that you didn't realize until after the fact?

  4. Is that really a "small thing"? No way! I bet that felt great! I think you should go register for towels again! (Juuust kidding.) Have a baby, there are registries for those. ;)

  5. I can definitely relate to the towel story. It's just another sign that you're on track to your goal. Great job!

  6. That's no small thing at all! I love those NSV's (Non-Scale Victories). Keep up the work, Andrew. And get that EVO! Hehe