You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
As I write this, I have hit the 20 pounds lost milestone. I am thrilled! I've given away my "big" clothes, bought some new ones, and am trying to figure out some undergarment sizes, since they are now too big, also. My self-esteem is soaring! Even though I have not gotten to my goal weight, the changes in my person, not just my body, are amazing to me. People comment on my changes, and it's not usually based on weight. I am happier, more outgoing, more confident, and ready to tackle more challenges.
This mindset switch has made such a big difference. I don't get frustrated and tempted to give up, since "nothing's happening anyway." I actually am ok with where I am right now. I am still working hard to reach my goals, but it's not the big deal it used to be. I am content in the journey, and realize that I'll get there "when I get there." This takes so much stress off of me! I'm not banging my head against a wall, or beating myself up for the size I am. Now each goal/milestone is something I look forward to, not dread. There is no time limit to becoming healthier.
My walks are getting more fun, and I am usually surprised by my time. I may even add one more day to my workout, and I intend on adding strength workouts a couple of times a week to firm my arms and build a stronger core.
I am so grateful to some really great friends, and I appreciate the accountability SparkPeople affords. It's a great way to track and adjust my goals. I'm glad it's not one-size-fits-all, and I love that I can find other people like me that I can be motivated by. Thanks, SparkPeople, for all your hard work!