MAKE it a goal to your future self to be your healthiest...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
So I want to share something and i want it KNOWN that i'm not boasting or down playing this at all, but..
When i weighed in the scale read 256.0 pounds...i CANNOT remember the last time i weighed only 256 pounds. I changed my yearly goal on Spark. I would love to end the year at 236lbs. Do you know why i chose 236lbs? I'll tell you why...
Back in 1996 I remember going to the doctor, stepping on the scale and the nurse announcing that i was 236lbs. I remember how crushed i felt. Now mind you i had always avoided the scale. BUT i knew that 236lbs was the heaviest i had ever been (up to that point in my life). So i decided to change my life and i worked out and i severely restricted my food. I lost 57lbs in 6 months. What happened? I gained it all back PLUS almost an additional 100lbs because i did not learn the right things about myself or my body.
So i'd LOVE to get back down to my 1st ever highest weight by the end of the year. IF it does not happen, i'm ok with that too. Why? Because i know i'd headed in that direction regardless.
I was at my weight watchers meeting last night (Did i mention i joined weight watchers at the beginning of September for added accountability?) and someone said something that stuck with me...
NEVER wish to go back to the time when you were at your healthiest...MAKE it a goal to your future self to be your healthiest.
I was not healthy back then.
Today i'm learning to be healthier...and i'm extremely proud of that!