Sunday, December 09, 2012
I am feeling pretty good this morning! It's amazing how stressed I was about today being my weigh in and picture taking day. It's like, in my head I completely discount all of the work that I've been doing and was afraid that I wouldn't have lost any weight, or that I wouldn't look different. Guess what? No matter what my head thinks, if you make healthy choices, you see healthy changes!
Of course, I'm very excited about the weight loss. Although, my head won't let me completely enjoy that either. It tells me that I still weigh 20 lbs. more than my "previous" heaviest weight and that I still have so far to go...Shut it, Brain!!!
Part of my goal this time around is to honestly look at my body and to have a realistic picture of it in my head. When I am heavy, I avoid looking at myself. Well, that keeps me from seeing the changes that are happening as a result of adding some fitness and making healthy eating choices. I just spent about 10 minutes flipping back and forth from my "start" pics to the pics I took this morning and I can see a difference! Even if no one around me is noticing yet (which my kids are, by the way), there IS a difference that I can see! What I'm doing IS making a difference. And I don't have to think of it as deprivation, but as making healthy choices so that my body can be healthy again.
It has been so important for me to make use of this site for motivation, recipes, accountability and support. I can't tell you how grateful I am for you guys! I know the weight loss will slow down and I will need you guys even more. Thank you all for sharing your stories!