Wednesday, January 16, 2013
No, not "that" Wonderland. My Onederland is even better.
For the first time in at least 15 years, I am under 200 lbs. I am in the "Ones" ~ and boy, it feels like Wonderland. I wanted to wait to post this news until I was far enough under 200 to 'be sure' I was going to stay there. Today, I am. And ~ I am NEVER going back. So, does that mean I'm in Neverland, too?
Why not? If you're gonna go, go big. EXCEPT when it comes to weight. ;)
I have learned so much ~ from SP ~ and mostly, from YOU, my Spark friends. I, honestly, do not believe I'd have lasted more than a month, at the most, without the support of my friends. I really owe you so much. Well, enough of that. It sounds like I'm about to "Thank the Academy . . . " However, it's the truth! :)
Recently, I've learned a LOT about the scale. And balance. Everything I learn is important and contributes to my weight loss. Plus, I'm learning it for life ~ remember, I am NEVER going back 'there' again!
I wanted to be 'under 200' for my 6oth birthday which comes at the end of this month. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. I just want to go on and on . . . I haven't decided how much I want to lose in total. At my age, I will wait and see how I feel as time progresses. I think somewhere between 40 - 50 lbs. Even though that is a lot more than I've lost so far, it seems like the easiest part of it all. Why? Because the motivation was wrapped up in those first pounds, in getting below 200 lbs.
I have basically just been counting calories and exercising. Now that I am in my Ones, I promised myself to start being more conscientious of 'what' I eat. To learn how to eat healthier and to incorporate many more healthy things into my diet. So its onward and upward ~ ummm 'down'ward ~ for me. :)
If I have one thing, that is 'my' secret that I can share, its that I do my best to stay "in the NOW". As long as I am PRESENT and taking this one step, one moment at a time, doing what needs to be done right NOW and not focusing on the past or future, things are 'easy'. It's when I step out of the NOW that I find myself in trouble. Plus, in the NOW, I have to accept what IS ~ because there is no choice. What IS, is. :)