Sunday, May 12, 2013
I am using this day to document the 'kick-off' of my renewed focus and choice to lose the remaining weight from my original attempt. It's been an interesting struggle at times, and at others, no struggle at all as I succumbed to 'not caring' or 'I'll try again tomorrow' or 'maybe this is the weight I'm supposed to be' arguments that ruled the day. I've maintained my weight within 5 pounds for a long time. It's now time to get the last 18 pounds off and move into a healthier BMI.
I guess I enjoyed thinking of my success at losing the first 25 pounds as quite an accomplishment-- and it is! But I stopped there, resting on that success for a long time, maybe hoping the rest would just 'happen.' Well, it hasn't and I know it won't without focus and action on my part.
So, here I am on this Mother's Day grateful for my children and family, grateful for my workout buddy who will read this blog and remind me of its content when I waiver, grateful for my Spark friends who encourage and who understand the struggle. I am grateful for the opportunity to write this intent and post it publicly and to be held accountable for these words.
As I reflect on where I've travelled and now focus on the rest of the climb-- to the top of this mountain-- I am confident I can do this. I must do this for my health and well being. I must do this for me.