Saturday, February 04, 2012
When I set my page in 2008... this is what I wrote. A few years later, I think I am changing it, a little update. I didn't want to delete it, so I am saving it here in a blog.
Me + A Healthy Lifestyle = A Better Me
I just want to be healthy. My appearance is not a very big motivator because I know the packaging is not the whole package,.. but as a mother, who recently earned her B.A. in psychology, I want to have the energy to do all the things in life that I want to do. I work, volunteer, lead a Brownie troop, and help run a PTA committee. I could not do it all sitting on the sofa. I love how much more energenic I feel since I started excercising, and not carrying that extra weight helps too.
4/2009: After losing around 90 pounds I have to say my appearance is starting to motivate me more. I still like myself for who I am, but I really enjoy feeling a little more attractive. I like having a noticable neck and a waist. I love that my clothing options are opening up because I LOVE clothes. It feels good to get compliments now and then on my appearance. That extra weight was just bogging me down in so many ways. If it feels this good to lose the first half of the weight, then I am so excited to see how it feels losing the rest of it.
Recently, I was at a friends 40th birthday, and my friends, that are slightly older than me, were talking about how it sucks to turn 40...but I kept thinking "I feel so much younger today than I did at 20". Losing weight makes me feel younger. I have more energy. I ache less. I look better. My hair even looks healthier. I love Spark People. It's like my fountain of youth.
7/2009 I don't care to be an athlete or a super model, just the best me that I can be. I am definitely a better me than I was a year ago. I have lost almost 125 pounds now and I feel so much better. I am getting closer to my goal weight, but I will keep working on being the best I can be, even when that goal is met. I know that this weight loss and increased strength will help me in other areas of my life. More energy means I can be a better parent, a better wife, a better friend, and so on and so forth. So, I will keep pushing forward. It has been well worth it.