Thursday, December 10, 2009
I cannot believe that I have actually made it to this point...things have slowed down so much the past few months, and with all the holiday hoopla the past few weeks I was wondering in the back of my head if I was ever going to actually make it!!
I am in the 170's...I cannot remember the last time I weighed this little...it was well over 10 years ago! Wow.
It is strange in a way, because I still feel like I have so far to go, yet, in reality, I have already succeeded far beyond what I ever thought possible!! I am proud of myself, yet still unsatisfied, and increasingly frustrated at how slowly my progress is moving at the minute...but I guess that is something I need to accept and learn from.
100 lbs in 9 months is FANTASTIC, and if you had told me last year that this is where I would be now, I would have laughed...and yet I still feel as though I could be doing more. :S it is dfficult to know where to draw the line. i need this to be sustainable for the rest of my life, so taking measures that I cannot live with long term is out of the question, but on theother hand I want to push myself to do more! lol.
Regardless, I am going home to see my fmaily for the first time in 3 years, and will be spending 3 weeks with them, so this will be an interesting time for me. I fully intend to enjoy my holidays, and stay MOSTLY on track. i plan to exercise, and to watch my food and to track for all but a few days. If I come home having maintained my weight, or even with a small (under 5 lbs) gain over the three weeks, I will be happy, as I know that come January my focus will be back on the fitness full time, as I am training for a triathalon in July. :)
I think that is the difference this time. This is a complete lifestyle change, not a diet. This is not a temporary fix, this is my life now, and I will not go back to the way I was. I have faith in myself enough now to know that I can do it. :)
What an amazing year...I can't wait to see what 2010 will bring!! :)