Warning, bragging ahead: I was at a party yesterday, and overhead a conversation. One friend (E) was talking to another friend, who inquired about E's 50 pound weight loss over the pandemic. E tells her she was inspired by me! She said <my name> lost 50 pounds 10 years ago, and has kept it off the entire time, and used it as a launching pad of turning into a physical badass. And E figures if I can do, so can she. I haven't really thought about my journey as being inspirational, especially since in started in terror. My doctor said I was likely to be diabetic if I didn't loss the weight ASAP, and my fear of needles made me drop (and mostly keep) the weight off. And after that, everything was easier (like running, yoga, dancing, hiking) so I just kept doing more. I feel really proud of myself now. Yay me for accomplishing a healthy body! Now I'm going to go celebrate with a really nice salad and a trail run.