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3 Months into the Journey

Monday, April 07, 2008

Well, technically, it’s 3 months and 2 days but who’s counting. I started this journey without giving it too much thought on what I was doing and where I wanted to go. I also didn’t give too much thought on the why I wanted to lose weight and get healthy. So, starting it with blinders on has forced me to open my eyes a lot.

Last summer/fall I watched The Biggest Loser for the first time. I would sit with my bowl of ice cream (not a half cup nicely measured out, either) and sat in awe of what these people were accomplishing. Now, I know that they have trainers pushing them for hours a day but still they were accomplishing something. I looked at the women and saw that although many started out larger than I was that they were now my size and smaller. I continued eating the ice cream, cookies and yellow (because of the butter) mashed potatoes.

A Christmas picture showed that I was a lot larger than I thought I was. I knew that clothes weren’t fitting and having to shop in the plus sizes was becoming a norm but it didn’t really hit me to do much about it. My partner found this site and I thought what the heck, I’ll change my eating habits.

It was probably one of the biggest decisions I’ve made and yet the easiest. Since day 1 (well 2), I really have had no trouble staying in my calorie range, getting exercise and drinking my water. I have seen results almost daily in one way or the other. I have a weigh-in tomorrow (I prefer the gym’s scale) so I’m hoping to be at the 30 pounds vanished mark! If not, I’ve had such a good ride to date that I can’t be upset with the scale or myself at all. I tell myself “It is what it is” and go from there. It’s been a good journey so far and I’m committed to continuing down this path.

I used to say that the light at the end of the tunnel seems so far away. I now realize that I need to step out of the tunnel because there are other sources of light. That’s been a slower process but I’m getting there!
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