I know I know but please here me out. Iím not obese anymore. Itís only taken me 13 months and 114 lbs or so to be able to type that. Wow, itís a good feeling to not be in that category. Donít get me wrong, I donít plan on hanging out in the overweight BMI category for long, but it does feel really good to be here.
People look at me and are constantly telling me how great I look and canít understand why I still continue on this journey or why do I still torture myself with the scale. I donít think it is torture and I am still not healthy. I didnít start this process just to look better, well yes I wanted to be a sexy little wife and mother, but I wanted to also be the picture of health for my daughter and for others. If I stopped now, I wouldnít have reached that goal and would be letting myself down. Yes, in America a size 12 (which I currently am) is average, but that average isnít healthy for me. I have come this far that nothing will stop me now.
I wear my overweight badge with pride because I know how much work, effort and determination it took to get here and frankly, I know it will take even more to lose those last 30-40 lbs to get to healthy. But I CAN DO IT. I WILL DO IT.
There is no excuse that I can make that would be worth not getting to my goal. Iíve learned many lesson this year, some good, some hard and some were ugly, but they all have made me a better person.
Things I want to shout from the rooftops and drill into the head of every woman, man and child struggling with getting healthy.
1. You can do it
2. You are worth the effort
3. Love yourself
4. Itís supposed to be hard but you can laugh too.
5. Losing weight and changing affects every part of your life; do the mental work
6. Losing weight wonít solve your problems and may create more
7. There is no excuse that cannot be overcome
8. There is no food that tastes as good as I feel
Donít wait until tomorrow make good choices today.