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Happy with Who I Am

Monday, May 20, 2013

I've been doing some reflecting on my goals and accomplishments for the past couple of weeks. I have been evaluating and trying to figure out where I am and what I want. Here is what I found:

I feel good in my clothes. Twelves are easy to find and I have always carried my weight well and people regularly underestimate my weight by 20-25 pounds.

When I get glimpses of myself in mirrors or windows, I am happy with what I see. I am never going to have a concave belly with protruding hip bones. I have 'bat wings' and saggy, baggy elephant legs. I am a soon-to-be 56 year old grandmother. I do, however, have a flat abdomen and have to make an effort to "pinch an inch".

I can run up and down stairs with no pain and no shortness of breath. I can leg press my weight with little difficulty. I enjoy the weightroom and the cardio room. I think about a 5k walk (won't run and destroy my knees anymore!) with a snicker, because that is a short walk.

I am happy where I am and have reflected such in my goals. My body seems to like where I am. It is effortless to maintain this lifestyle with my current calorie range and activity. I am happy with who I am today. Maybe later I will decide to lose more. Maybe I won't. But for today, I am happy in my skin.

The pressure to lose is off. I will revel in maintenance and enjoy it, for THIS is a new frontier for me. I have reached goal many times, but never focused on the maintenance. This is exciting for me. Today, I begin a new life; that of a lifelong maintainer.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEMPENATIVE 5/22/2013 4:24PM

    contentment is what i hear. so happy for you!

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OTEN36 5/21/2013 12:18AM

    Great job!!! I am really proud of you.
I can't wait for things to calm down and I can back on here more often.
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PATRICIAAK 5/20/2013 8:45PM


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LITTLEBJANET 5/20/2013 8:02PM

    Well Done!
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    I think you've reached the best place any of us could wish to be. Being happy with yourself and content with your body and your fitness level is ideal emoticon emoticon

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HIKINGFIT 5/20/2013 7:46PM

Thank you for sharing.

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LYNNIERN 5/20/2013 7:13PM

    emoticon You've got a bunch of ways to measure your success other than the scale. Healthy outlook. .

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KALISWALKER 5/20/2013 12:19PM

    I enjoy your blog and go to thinking I am happy with who I am too. You and I are active, healthy and busy with life. Bat wings, consider them a fashion accessory.

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DONNABRIGHT 5/20/2013 12:12PM

    So glad yu have reached that point - I am inspired to continue!

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MYJOYNOW45EST 5/20/2013 11:57AM

    emoticon emoticon Soooo glad you can revel in your success! I'm happy for you. Blessings, JOY

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KELLIEBEAN 5/20/2013 11:41AM

    Congratulations. You have a great mindset.

I'm very excited for you!

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