Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Okay, I try to be patient with this "journey." But during today's walk, I was pondering that I've been doing this for 11 months and most of my 34 lb. loss occurred within the first five months. Now, even though I beat myself up that the scale should continue to go down, I have to give major props that I have maintained the loss in the face of a very high stress level during this time. So, I'm walking along with my music in my ears, and I turn the corner and let my dissatisfaction go. I waved to a neighbor who was in her car, and just getting out. We waved, and I continued to walk. But I heard her call to me, and I turned around and took the earbuds out. "WOW, look at you! You look beautiful!" she exclaims with this bright, cheery enthusiastic voice. I was so shocked and I told her about SP when she asked what I've been doing. She commented on how amazing I look, and I realize that she hasn't seen me in about 6 months. To say that I floated the rest of the way home would hardly be exagerating. (smiling) Her compliments echo in my mind, and have put my doubts and negativities to rest. I'll keep on keeping on, that's for sure. Which I intended to do anyway. But it's sooo nice when others notice.