Friday, June 03, 2011
This morning when I weighed in, the scale said 168--that puts me 35 lbs. down from my starting point, and half-way through this weight loss journey. It's taken me ten months to get there--probably a record for crawling along--and the last three pounds have taken three months. Well, really it's been up a pound, down a pound, etc.
However, when I read my goal statement from July, I realize that truly I have succeeded. I didn't say "lose 70 pounds by my birthday," I said, "be healthier." And I am--I am 35 lbs lighter, I haven't eaten fast food for ten months, I've lost 5 inches off my waist and hips, I'm wearing one to two sizes smaller clothes, and most importantly, I have exercised almost every single day of those months. I can do a plank; I can stand on one foot with my other foot tucked up behind my butt and not fall over; I can swim the Amazon river through schools of hungry piranha-- I can succeed at this.
Even if I only maintain this miserable one pound a month rate,, this time next year I'd be twelve pounds lighter. If I do better, it will be better. And from here, from the half-way point, the view is just fine!