Saturday, July 06, 2013
I'm feeling better than I was when I wrote yesterday's blog entry. Thank you for all the kind words of support! Taking in your words, and taking some time to think helped a lot. I went to the pool and swam for an hour and fifteen minutes. I got my hair cut. I stayed within calorie range. I took stock of the signs of progress that I've already made: better lung capacity, sleeping better, stronger muscles, knees feeling so much better as my leg muscles have strengthened, clothes definitely getting looser, having to buy smaller underwear, pants I couldn't wear comfortably in early May now fit loosely. I drink water more than I drink anything else. I'm taking my medication daily. I'm a lot more active than I was two months ago. Those are all really good, healthy things.
I'm going to stay focused on creating a new lifestyle geared toward health. Seeing the scale move quickly would be exciting, certainly. But what good would it be if the weight was back in months? I want real change that I can live with. And realistically, there's no way I can stay stuck at this size/weight if I continue eating in range and staying active. Change will come if I keep on keeping on in this new lifestyle. There's no better choice, because giving up only means no possibility of success.
So, I'll have some breakfast and head to the pool. I'll stop at the store and buy some more tomatoes and fruit. I have a coupon for Sports Authority, so I think I'll make a stop there and see if there's anything there to inspire me to try out a new kind of activity. I'll give myself a facial. And I will keep on, one healthy choice at a time.