Friday, January 20, 2012
Okay, now I HAVE to do it. No more delays, no more excuses, no more procrastinating. Now I have a deadline, or a goal, if you prefer. I call it a deadline, because I've ignored and excused myself from goals before. I've been 'toying' with losing weight and not really sticking to it, but now I'm motivated. My firstborn son is getting married this summer and I want to be able to dance at his wedding. I want to be able to wear a nice outfit that looks good on me, and I don't want to have to wear 'tennis shoes'...
I wish I could drop all of my excess weight before the big day, but that's unrealistic. I can, however, make a big difference in the way I look and the way I feel before then. A year ago I made my 'bucket list' of things I would like to do that I can't do now because of my weight; dancing was on that list. When I wrote it down, I was thinking of my other son's wedding; the one where I sat on the sidelines the whole time feeling sorry for myself, while everyone around me celebrated with dancing and laughter. It was not a happy day for me. I never want to go through that again. This wedding will be different because I won't just be a spectator to the event. I'll be out there enjoying myself because I'll be able to be on my feet for longer than just a few minutes; I'll be able to dance to the silly party dances; and I won't feel the need to hide my overweight body behind a table.
Now is the time to get started. THIS is MY time to succeed!!!