As a year ends and another begins, I am sitting here reviewing how I've done over the past 12 months. I was thinking of all the things that have kept me going when times got hard.
How about you? For what reasons (besides improving health) are you committed to losing the weight? What has happened along the way to keep you going?
Here are my reasons, in no particular order, other than health:
To look better in my clothes
To have more self confidence / feel better about myself
To be less shy in social situations
To silence everyone who ever whispered behind their hand about me ... and to prove wrong all who ever said I couldn't do it.
Here is what happened along the way to keep me going:
I fit into an airplane seat without using the belt extender.
I went to Disney World and could ride all the rides I wanted to.
I wore a bathing suit on the beach for the first time in YEARS.
My husband can hug me now and touch his hands to his elbows.
I can tie my own shoes and put on my own socks.
I became able to shop in the regular-size department again.
I realized I could walk up a flight of stairs without being winded.
The best thing that happened along the way? I proved to myself that if I wanted it badly enough, I could do it. Even though it is hard and feels impossible at times. Even though it is taking years with setbacks and backslides along the way, I am doing it!!
Edited by: OHIOCOUNTRYGIRL at: 12/31/2011 (12:06)
Type II Diabetes - DX 12/2009
Last A1C: 6.0
Working on me one day at a time.
Starting Weight: 284 (BMI: 48.9)
Current Weight: 197.8
Next Goal: 190 (95 pounds lost - 32% body weight)
Goal: 184 (100 pounds lost - 35% body weight)
Goal: 170 (115 pounds lost - 40% body weight)
Final Goal: 160 (45% body weight)
| Pounds lost: 86.2