I am in shock. Good shock.
I weighed in today as I do every week, and the scale showed 159.5.
I AM UNDER 160.
There was something about the 170's and 160's to me that felt never-ending.
I know I'm just a half-pound under 160, but I've gotten out of the 160's.
Getting under 160 has helped me turn a corner. I had previously been taking this weight-loss journey day by day, on faith, but now I BELIEVE I am going to reach my goal. I don't know--it just seems so doable. I WILL DO THIS!!!!!!!!
I want to encourage all of you who need it to STAY THE COURSE--it WILL happen. Keep eating that good food, getting all your water, and moving that supremely valuable body of yours.
Just yesterday I was at the gym (before my weigh-in this morning), and I was lonely and unmotivated. But, I did my workout anyway, and I put forth my best effort. It was not fun during the workout, but afterward I was amazed. I did it. I really, really did it (meaning I got through that workout.)
I'm trying to keep a level head and know that my weight may very well bounce back up inexplicably into the very low 160's. Weigh is not always the best indicator of progress.
But when the scale cooperates, it DOES FEEL GREAT.
We can all do this. WE CAN ALL DO THIS!!!!! I WILL DO THIS!!!!!
(Well, unless you have back problems like I do, in which case I won't keep "pushing" as much as I will KEEP PULLING. KEEP CYCLING. KEEP ELLIPTICAL-ING. KEEP STAIR MASTER-ING. KEEP WEIGHTLIFTING. KEEP GOING!!!)
P.S. Time to give credit where credit is due--BRADMILL2922's "I WILL" blog post sparked me!