Saturday, April 25, 2009
This past week I went home to St. Louis to visit my family and friends. I had a blast. It was so good to see everyone. Now, I really wanted to have lost more weight before I went home, but I hadn't. I looked pretty much the same or so I thought. Almost everyone I saw raved about how good I looked. Can I tell you I ate it all up? It was so good to hear. I mean they didn't have to say a word, but I kept hearing about how small I was and how I was glowing and I even heard "skinny" a few times!! Me? Skinny? One friend of mine called me skinny minny! He said now what are you going to do with all your skinniness? Ok, now I really don't know what that means but I loved hearing it.
When I got there I was not feeling like I really done anything, but I guess when you look at yourself everyday it is easy to see past what is really going on. We spend so much time focusing on where we are not, that we can not see where we are and what we have accomplished. I have no other choice but to believe what I am hearing. I guess I really have changed. My sister said my attitude is different too. I think I noticed that a bit myself. I think some of those compliments went to my head!! It is funny because I am only half way to the goal I set for myself and I have people telling me I have lost enough weight. They just don't know what the number on the scale says. I am doing this for me and not them anyway.
By being out of town, I was off my routine and so I did not lose any weight this week. I also did not gain. I allowed myself a bit of wiggle room and had some soda and even a dessert one day. I am going to rest up this weekend and start again on Monday with my workouts.
Wednesday will be my one year spark anniversary. My how the time has flown by. One year forty pounds and lots of inches. I am still going strong. I remember a time, I would have given up a long time ago. I am so glad I didn't! I would never have been so encouraged by all those compliments I keep hearing in my ears. Now, I go back for Mother's Day. How much can I lose by then?? Hmmm....