Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I love reading the success stories of others, if you've posted your story THANK YOU!!!! Your stories put it all in perspective: it isn't about perfection, no one did it in a month, and you're all happier now. Having lost 15 lbs, I still have over 100 to go. So while I'm pleased with my progress thus far I need motivation to get through the next 100+.
What do I have to lose? Plenty!!!!! First, undaunting self conciousness. I am constantly aware of my size, my profile, and how I look in clothes and certain positions. Yeah, it would be nice to lose that. Don't get me wrong, I do love myself but am not happy with how I look.
What else? Aches and pains. My knees hurt sometimes. Just a dull achy/burning kind of pain at night if I've been standing. The extra weight puts a lot of strain on my joints. Buh-bye!
Clothes limitations would be wonderful to lose. There are so many stores that sell decent clothes to girls over size 12 but I'd like my choice of the mall. I used to love clothes shopping now I take a deep breath and approach it like a military mission. I'd like to buy what I want, not what fits or what doesn't make me look like a human watermelon. I want to have more energy - carrying around an extra person in body weight is exhausting.
This may sound like negative self talk but these are the things that hold me back. These things get under my skin. So yeah, losing them is not a panacea but it will increase my joy in life.