Friday, March 09, 2012
I have remember the small victories. I get caught up in what is going on the right now of my journey (exactly what the scale says at this moment in time) and the finish line (a fitter, healthier, lighter me) and i tend to forget all the small things that i have accomplished along the way. To enjoy the view along the journey.
Today i have been spring cleaning my apartment. And i got my clothes out from 3 years ago when i was at my lowest weight. I had tried them on last summer, towards the end and i was able to wear a couple of the pants, but not all of them. I tried them on, and they all fit! I have a whole new wardrobe for summer now (ok so its been around for a few years but i havent been able to wear them.)
I also found my before jeans, and tried them on.. They fell off!! I'm definitely not a size 30 anymore, I'm more of a 24! IT just really brought it home to me that even though i had a rough few months, i am still down 66lbs from where i was last May. That is a Victory.
I remember when i was to scared to walk to the park a couple blocks away, because i wasn't sure i would have the energy to get home. And now i go for 2 - 3 mile walks anywhere i want to. I remember when i couldnt find clothes that fit me in my town, i had to drive 3 hours to go to the big girl specialty stores to find things that fit me, now I'm buying stuff off the rack locally.
I am no where near done, and i know that i still might have times where i take step backwards, But now i know that i can recover from those times. ITs not the end of the world that i ate fast food everyday for a week. IT doesnt mean that my journey is over. I have the skills now to pick myself back up and keep pushing forward.
"Progress .. Not Perfection... Is what is REALLY Important!"