Friday, January 30, 2009
When people ask me how I have lost my weight, and have stayed on course, I have to say "attitude". Believing in myself and knowing that I can do this has been the fundamental reason I have been able to keep on track. Don't get me wrong, there have been and continue to be days when I am blue or disappointed in myself -- when I know I ate/drank something that I knew I shouldn't. The difference for me now, versus all the thousands of failed attempts before, is my attitude. i will allow myself about a 5 minute "pitty party" then I remember that this is a journey and that I do have complete control and that I can and will do this. I still have about 25-30 pounds to lose, and I am now at the "hard part" - you know the part of the journey when no matter how "good" and disciplined you are,it might take 3 weeks to lose 1 pound. I find myself and my attitude being challenged more often, but keep telling myself -- its a journey and you have control. I will get to my ultimate goal - I don't care if it takes a few years -- i will get there!! And now each day, even if there is little to no additional loss, I am really uplifted by the knowledge that I am so much more healthier and know that I am eating in a responsible and healthy way -- setting a great example for my daughter!!