Monday, August 11, 2008

Day 89, Nearly there...

It almost felt like this time would never come but here we are, one day away from Day 90, one day away from completing this three month odyssey, one day away from satisfaction and having completed something that I didn’t think I would be able to complete.

I’m feeling pretty good about it, not nearly as good as I will on Wednesday knowing that I won’t have to write another blog post for all of you. I mean, I enjoyed my time here on this blog but this was one of the absolute hardest parts of the project for me. I am totally proud of myself for having consistently kept up with this blog, writing a post every single day of this project. I didn’t think I’d be able to do that--I thought that I may get through a month of this and then cool things down to maybe three or four a week. That might certainly have been easier on me but I don’t think I would have gotten the same sense of satisfaction if I did that. This whole journey on this blog have almost been a project within a project--can I keep up a daily log of my experiences? I think I did pretty well on that count.

I think I will be missing the structure of my meals and having everything laid out for me. It was kind of weird to consider that essentially I was being told what to eat every day since I haven’t had to do that for the last twenty or twenty-one years. Sure there was a lot of room for variation and experimentation but if stayed within the confines of the gram measurements and didn’t go overboard on the weekends then, well, I would succeed. It’s going to take a lot of self-control to keep myself from slipping back into habits from before the project that are still lingering way, way deep down in some dark crevasse inside of me. I’ve said it numerous times before, though, that these habits that I’ve developed during the project will also be difficult to break, and I don’t want to break them.

So I should be good there.

The interaction between everyone on these blogs has been wonderful and I know for a fact that I would have crumbled very early on if it weren’t for the support from my fellow PCPers and those people reading and commenting on my blog. Thanks for all of the wonderful advice, it’s all something I will cherish forever and take with me into my daily life as something to live by.

It’s all so wonderful and I hardly have the right words, or enough of them, to truly tell all of you how much I appreciate your help. You’re all awesome.

Have a fantastic day.



Nate said...

Sean! Dude one more day! but don't treat it like goodbye I hope you come back for a post or two every once in a while to give us an update and I hope you stick around for the next round of the PCP to comment and stuff. You rocked it man.

Sean said...

Oh, yeah, man. That was always the plan.

Hopefully life won't get in the way too awful much but I'll be doing my best to stay present on these blogs and such.

Thanks for all of the support, you helped me just as much as Patrick, Corry, and David did.

Nate said...

Thanks man that means a lot. Your blog was very encouraging. And just think you Corry and David will go down in history as the 3 first graduates of Patrick's PCP. (minus Patrick of course) And as more groups come though and do the project that place in history will get more and more important.

Patrick said...

You get a gold medal for blogging Sean. Daily posts really took it out of me too, but I'm so glad I did it now, even though some nights it was like pulling teeth.

Nate said...

Miss you Sean I hope all is well!