One year ago today...

My flip switched.
Today is the day I stood in a build a bear and saw myself for the first time in ages.
I threw away  my grande white mocha with whipped cream....went home and took a one mile walk.
I haven't stopped  Since.
I am sick as a dog today.
But I wasn't going to allow this day to go by without commenting.
I have the stomach flu.
And while I may not be exercising, I AM unable to eat...
So it's all good. lol.
Balance is the key...lololol.
If you are starting today.
Just know this.
One year ago I was 262.4 lbs.
I am now as of this morning and thanks to the flu (and a lot of hard work)
I weigh in at 159 lbs.
One year has made a world of difference.
So, start now.
What are you waiting for...


Hollie said...

I thought about you when I was walking today... I was thinking this is how you started a year ago, and that I an do it, too!

Hope you feel better!

Becca55 said...

I hope that you feel better soon. Take care of yourself for sure and Happy healthaversary(sp?)!!
Way to go on the Weight loss I am catching up I hope lol

Holly said...

Hope you feel better soon!

I can't even imagine a year from now.

What was it about Build A Bear that made you make the change?

Anonymous said...


I hope you feel better. Hugs!

Reva said...

Congratulations Chris on your one year anniversary of changing your attitude and your life. You have done a great job and really stuck with it. Now that I've begun to get stronger I've continued to eat junk so now I need to join the ranks of the work-it-offs. The only problem is because of my medical issues I will have to do it with low impact and low heart rate exercises but I can do it cause you and Amber have done it so here goes...one..two...three..I'm off!!!

DL White said...

I started walking on May1, walking everyday in May. Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Oh no! FEEL BETTER SOON my friend!!! XOXO

Happy one year anniversary! :) You have come SO very far! Be proud, be VERY PROUD! :)

*I still eat when I am sick! lol :(

Christine Jeske said...

Happy Switch Anniversary!

And get well soon. ♥

Brightcetera said...

Happy Anniversary, Chris!!!
You are an inspiration to many and just think of the influence you've had over your own family and friends IRL to get to witness your amazing transformation in person.
You've got a lot to celebrate.

Sorry you're sick though. Yuck.
Get well soon!

Amber said...

Hey, sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you fell better soon.

You have done awesome this last year! And you look amazing too as a result!

Get better!

debby said...

Chris! I don't get here often enough, but I love your blog. I love your writing. I loved your blog about the Jehovah's witnesses and others.

And congratulations on 100 pounds lost in one year! So wonderful.

kellidee said...

wow 100 pounds..that is something..congratulations and i sure hope you start getting better really soon..i hate having the flu..but i dont eat either when i am sick..i love your new picture..it is so pretty..iam going to let my hair grow long too..i havent seen it long for a long time..hehe...have a great night and get some rest..i will post the soundtrack and iam going to do like a picture show with music if i can and show you my beginning to now..i loveya,kelli

Ice Queen said...

I hope that you feel better, soon.

Sheilagh said...

You have just kicked my butt!

Hope you are feeling better.

Thank you for being there Chris, you are one of my bright stars.



Robin said...

It's amazing what can happen in a year.

I hope you feel better soon!

Linda Pressman said...

I guess a switch flipped on inside of you, Chris. Or maybe you suddenly knew that someone, somewhere had a greater purpose for you than spending your life eating. I know. That happened to me too.

Retta said...

Oh, I'm sorry you are sick! I hope you kick this fast, and get back to feeling good again.

But congratulations on your one year New Life anniversary! Yes, what an incredible difference a year can make.

Onewhocares said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Rest up an take it easy. Hope you're right as rain again soon!

Terri said...

Congratulations on a healthy you!

Helen said...

Happy anniversary! Different to celebrate with the flu rather than food, huh? Feel better soon!

Member of the Justice League said...

So inspirational, thank you!

What a difference a year can make!

Putz said...

eat lots of chicken broth or noddle soup, and keep your body strong, chirs...thanks again for all yur pep talks

Seth said...

Balance is key.

i love how you go ahead and stop eating so that you don't have to work out. :)

Get better soon!

Jeremy Logsdon said...

That's amazing. A year can make a big difference. :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

Amazing. Simply amazing.

Cara said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary :) Hope you feel better soon.

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Chris, I'm so sorry to hear you're sick, and with the stomach flu no less! Thanks for posting anyways, and I hope you feel better soon. Congratulations on this latest milestone!

Unknown said...

Wow! Over 103 pounds! That is wonderful. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!!

Hope you feel better soon!

Melissa said...

Happy Healthiversary!!!

You totally rock.

I hate that you are sick. I hope you feel better soon.

Katie J ♥ said...

You are my hero Chris! I think that you should write a book. I love your writing style and you tell it like it is. You are encouraging and thoughtful and I am honored to have witnessed your transformation. Hope you kick that ick soon and cheers to a healthy and happy Healthiversary.

Tricia said...

AWESOME! (the weight loss, not the flu) Hope you feel better soon!

Laurie said...

AMAZING!!! You ARE an inspiration! Hope you feel better soon.

MargieAnne said...

Congratulations on your Flipped Switch Anniversary.

Hope you can take time to enjoy this anniversary as soon as you are well again.

paulawannacracker said...

First, perfect Miley Cyrus song... totally fits this post and Second... I'm so happy for this personal victory of yours... It's all yours. If you can do it... so can I... just need your determination and strong will.

Julie Lost and Found said...

I am soooo happy I clicked on you and came to your blog today. You have moved me to more serious action. What an inspiration!!!

Congratulations on your anniversary! I weigh just under what you did when you started. You've given me a huge hope!!! Thanks!!!!!

hope you feel better soon!!!


Joy said...

Chris, Congratulations, I have hope that I will make it too! Get better soon! Hugs!

Hanlie said...

What a year you've had! Congratulations, Chris!