Monday, March 21, 2011
So I bought a new scale...a Healthsmart digital. I had a Weight Watchers scale, which I thought was good. Apparently not. It wasn't reading accurately, and it wasn't living up to its potential. None of the readings for myself, or my husband were right. When trying to lose weight, its frustrating to not see the scale budge. Two weeks since I bought it. The weight I thought I was, I wasn't. But today, I'm the weight I was two weeks ago, only this time I know the scale is accurate. I don't feel bad about those two weeks, though. I could have got bogged down in 'great I'm heavier than usual.' But I felt a calmness, and thought, 'this is a way to find the real weight I am. It's a jumping off point.' So I worked out, watched what I ate, and here I am. 292. I haven't been under 300 pounds in the last decade.
That is my new go-to word. I hope, in decade from now, I will....
.....be at a healthy, normal weight..
.....be a mom to a whole brood of talented, unique, hard-headed children..
.....be the owner of a successful used bookstore back in my home state of Michigan, amongst friends and family..
.....be more well known for my writing..
.....be able to give back what I have found along the way on this journey..