Believe Everything You Hear

Saturday, April 25, 2009

This past week I went home to St. Louis to visit my family and friends. I had a blast. It was so good to see everyone. Now, I really wanted to have lost more weight before I went home, but I hadn't. I looked pretty much the same or so I thought. Almost everyone I saw raved about how good I looked. Can I tell you I ate it all up? It was so good to hear. I mean they didn't have to say a word, but I kept hearing about how small I was and how I was glowing and I even heard "skinny" a few times!! Me? Skinny? One friend of mine called me skinny minny! He said now what are you going to do with all your skinniness? Ok, now I really don't know what that means but I loved hearing it.

When I got there I was not feeling like I really done anything, but I guess when you look at yourself everyday it is easy to see past what is really going on. We spend so much time focusing on where we are not, that we can not see where we are and what we have accomplished. I have no other choice but to believe what I am hearing. I guess I really have changed. My sister said my attitude is different too. I think I noticed that a bit myself. I think some of those compliments went to my head!! It is funny because I am only half way to the goal I set for myself and I have people telling me I have lost enough weight. They just don't know what the number on the scale says. I am doing this for me and not them anyway.

By being out of town, I was off my routine and so I did not lose any weight this week. I also did not gain. I allowed myself a bit of wiggle room and had some soda and even a dessert one day. I am going to rest up this weekend and start again on Monday with my workouts.

Wednesday will be my one year spark anniversary. My how the time has flown by. One year forty pounds and lots of inches. I am still going strong. I remember a time, I would have given up a long time ago. I am so glad I didn't! I would never have been so encouraged by all those compliments I keep hearing in my ears. Now, I go back for Mother's Day. How much can I lose by then?? Hmmm....
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  • VRR1970
    Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad people are noticing the new you and your hard work. You go girl!

    Take Care,
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    3647 days ago
    How wonderful that everyone noted the wonderful changes you have made to yourself! It's always nice to hear those compliments and the "skinninness" comments!!
    3648 days ago
    What a wonderful trip, not just to see family and friends; but, confirmations that hard work and changes you have made are making a difference.
    I have to say I love the comment your friend made. "What are you going to do with all your skinniness?" That is something for all of us to think about. Sound like a cool way to think of goals. You have been such a blessing!
    I am glad you mentioned about getting off routine. That is my struggle at time because of a crazy schedule. Just get back to it!
    Blessing to you,
    Beth emoticon
    3649 days ago
    Very inspiring blog! I'm so happy for you. Yes, believe them and continue to see yourself like that too. The success is there, people see it and what a year!!! I'm inspired and happy to see your endurance and reward. I'm sure it will help many of us to follow in your steps.
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    3649 days ago
  • TZH4145
    Believe what your family said!!! They hadn't seen you for a while. They can tell!! Congratulations on one year at Spark in May. Have a good time on Mother's Day with your family!!
    3649 days ago
    Girl, stop playin!! If we continue to work out & even if the scale doesn't move, we have changed. I know what you mean. I went to my reunion & I almost didn't go cause the last time, I was 189 on the scale. When I stood on the scale I was 168lbs I thought I hadn't done enough. Well my friends were so out done that they just kept looking at me & commenting on how good I looked. I soaked in those comments & so I am glad you did too. You got two more weeks. Make it happen Captain!!


    3650 days ago
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