First off, a million billion
's to everyone who made my Onederland Party a fantastic experience!
That is something I am going to remember for years and years to come!
I have never been one of those people with a "Featured Blog Post", and I was always lucky and felt excited if I got 20 comments... so that was quite the experience for me! I felt super happy and honored to share that milestone with all of you!
But I will say there was a moment, where I got so caught up In the partying, I almost forgot the journey wasn't over!
That's right, Onederland is amazing, it's got quite the view... but Onederland isn't a free place to live. I can't walk around eating like I did when I was 272 pounds and think I'm going to get to stay in Onederland. This community is a great one, but it takes hard work and persistence to make sure you don't have to move out of here!
I had a girls night out on Thursday, and I ate exactly how I expected to... over my calories for the day but a maintenance type range as to not flush everything down the toilet. But then Friday came, and I found myself wanting to overeat yet again!
Um, wait a minute... you are not at your goal weight, you are NOT done losing weight... and even if you were at your goal weight, it is NEVER okay to go back to overeating! DUH! I know that is common sense, but that evil voice that used to tell me "You can't do it! You'll always be fat! You will never get to Onederland!" ended up losing, because I've lost weight and I got to Onederland. I thought that voice had been defeated but that voice actually came at me with a whole new motive!! Instead of the mean, nastiness it usually brings... it came to me and said "Look at you, you have worked so hard, done so well, you got to Onederland like you said, so why don't you take a break? Why not lighten up a little and have some fun... have an extra scoop of ice cream, eat when you aren't hungry, it's not a big deal, don't worry about it, you worked so hard that it's okay to ease up!"
I had never had it come at me like that... so I was really taken back... I almost gave in, and I almost went back for more ice cream, but then I realized the sabotage and had to rearrange my thoughts and my actions to make sure my eyes were still on the prize!
Journey Still In Progress! Upcoming Goals:
192 - 80 Pounds Lost
182 - 90 Pounds Lost
172 - 100 Pounds Lost
170 - Goal Weight (Really going to be an evaluation if I want to consider 160ville or not).
Lots to look forward to, and lot's to WORK towards!