This is superb! I’m at the start of the journey you’ve taken (319lb, but a much older 41 years old) and am intent that this year is MY year! I’ve tried before (and yes, failed before) but articles like this really motivate me that — hey, other people have done it, why can’t I!

So genuinely, thanks for taking the time to write this out, a big internet-delivered-hug from me to you and hopefully this time next year I’ll write my own crazy-long Medium post explaining how I did it and an article by Bill Barnwell was a major motivational factor.