Sunday, April 07, 2013
I originally started my journey 5 years ago. I did well and lost 31 lbs. I had set weight loss goals for 15 lb increments. I never made it to that 45 lbs. I don't remember why, but I gave up and gained the weight back plus some.
Now I have exceeded that loss from 5 years ago by 1 lb. This time my goals are in 5 lb increments. This time it feels different. I really feel that I changed my eating habits to be healthy. Last time I told myself it was to lose weight. Maybe this is the difference that will keep me successful this time.
I can't give up. I have to keep going. I can taste the success and it tastes great.
Last night I saw my BIL and his gf for the first time in months. They knew that I was losing weight because my husband told them. Their reactions were priceless. It turns out they saw me walking to their car and started talking about how great I look before they rolled down their window. Actually her words were "Oh my God look how great Amy looks" saying that to my BIL. They went on telling me congrats and that I really do look good.
It felt great. I saw the change in me before, but I never realized it was that obvious.
I know that I will need more encouragement along the way and I'm okay with that. The hurdle I need to cross is not quitting. I'm hoping that hurdle will be gone when I reach that next 5 lb increment.
I can do this. We can do this.