Thursday, February 14, 2013
Today was a great day! It wasn't my best day this week eating wise (a few too many Valentines sweets) but it was the first day since I started my weight loss journey in January of this year that I didn't beat myself up for giving in a little to temptation. Ive been reading so many peoples amazing blogs, fantastic spark articles on motivation & listening more to myself and it made me realize - I know without a doubt I am going to reach my weight loss goal this time.
This is the 4th time I have been on a weight loss journey, but I have never been this focused, determined & excited about getting healthy. I want to get healthy, number 1 for myself, number two, to have a child in the next few years and number 3 because I love my life & would hate to live a second longer feeling like I cant do something because I'm overweight. I feel like things are finally in the right place in my life & I owe it to myself to get healthy. Ive already wasted too many years on this fat track.
Thanks to sparkpeople and the amazing people I have met so far on spark, I know this journey is going to be a success for me & all of my fellow spark buddies that stay with me along our journey together. I know its going to take months - probably more like few years - to reach my ultimate goal, but I am already feeling so much better about myself. Im finally doing it! Finally loosing the weight that I have told my self I would get rid of for so long. I shared with a fellow sparker a couple of days ago that I had been a little frustrated because the number on the scale didn't seem to be going down anymore, but I was so happy that my resting heart rate has already gone from 70 at the beginning of the year to around 65 now. That is just one non-scale victory I am celebrating this week. Yesterday, I was able to wear a pair of my jeans that I wasn't even able to fit in at the beginning of the year. Its only been a month and a half since I started my journey! I cant believe how great these non-scale victories can be in such a short amount of time.
I cant wait to see what the next month and a half brings me. Im hoping it includes the numbers on the scale around 280, but even if it doesn't, I know that I am making great strides towards my end goal of finally finding the healthy me.