Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I had a lightbulb-moment yesterday. We were in the car, coming home from visiting my folks, and hubby was telling me how proud he was of me and I was saying back to him that I was actually proud of me too. I said that I never believed it was possible for me to stay on a 'diet' for this long. I knew I could go 2 or 3 months but I just didn't have that belief in myself that I could go any longer than that and I guess**lightbulb** I always told myself somewhere deep inside that if I could only do it for 2 or 3 months than why bother with it at all! There it is - now I understand why I was never successful with weight loss before. I knew a lot of people who had dieted but I didn't know anyone who had lost this much weight and I didn't know anyone who had really changed their lifestyle, including their way of eating.
The difference this time is that I had things I never had before - a support system in place, a food journal, a willingness to exercise, and determination that I never had before to truly give it my best. Somewhere along the way I started believing it was really possible. I am a long way from my goal but I will get there, it may be slow, but I believe now that I actually can do it.
So let me introduce you all to the new me, I'm Kelly and I am changing from the caterpillar I've always been into the butterfly I was born to be!
Tomorrow is another day ...