How many times has there been a "tomorrow" for me?
When I graduate from college, then it'll all be better.
When I get into grad school, then it'll all be better.
When I finish my thesis it will all be better.
When I get my first professional job it will all be better.
When I get married it will all be better.
Yada yada yada.
I've always lived for the next landmark.
Today is one of those landmarks.
I turned thirty. All day. Thirty thirty thirty. Instead of thinking about how cold it was, how the trees were bare and they'll stay that way for too many months. Instead of staring at the mirror at the wrinkles that don't bounce back. Instead of eating myself into oblivion....
I grabbed life by the giblets and started an 8 week program.
Hi, my name is Cort and I don't make time to be me. I get tired and depressed and eat to feed my soul.
Today, I put my health, my life, my being on the list.
No sugar. No carbs. No dairy.
Yes, you read that right.
I, who just cleared a pan of coffee cake BY MYSELF, managed to be good.
I will work hard. I will be strong. I will be healthy.
While today I was originally going to be posting an "after" picture... this is my new "before" picture.
Yay for me.
That said, I could totally go for a stack of waffles drenched in maple syrup.