Sunday, May 05, 2013
This morning when I weighed myself, I saw the number on the scale that was my starting weight. I was heavier than I remembered. Funny, how my brain chose to file that number somewhere in the deep dark corner of my mind.
It has been quite a few years since I weighed that much and this morning I am thinking about how I felt when I carried all that extra weight around. I was tired all the time because I did not sleep well. My body hurt when I moved, especially when I got up from sitting for too long. I walked around with a "life is a bummer" attitude back then.
This morning I read a blog by another "Sparker" who mentioned that she had never written down the reasons why she wanted to lose weight and eat healthier. That caused me to glance at my list that I have pinned on the wall near my computer:
1. Reduce the risk of chronic disease
2. Less aches and pains
3. More mobility (when I first lost 25 pounds my hubby told me that my step was lighter)
3. More energy ( I just finished my second half marathon)
4. Eliminate and/or control cravings for junk food (This one needs a lot more diligence to achieve)
5. Get rid of excess body fat ( I need to lose 1-2% yet)
6. Positive attitude (every day is a challenge but being positive is so much more enjoyable)
7. To have a sense of control in my destiny
Seeing that starting weight on the scale was a reminder of where I was, how far I have come, and the journey is not yet over.