Climbing the mountain....
Friday, March 19, 2010
I knew that I would need to post a blog when I got here....but I am really not much of a blogger. But since this week, I reached what I thought was going to be my final weight, I feel like I NEED to say something to make this moment real. I cannot believe that I weigh 133. I cannot not believe that I set some goals....and then accomplished them. I can't believe that it was really that simple. Not easy - but simple. I am so grateful that I found this site, because for YEARS I had been trying to fix the problem in all the wrong ways. I was making this WAY more complicated than it needed to be. I say it wasn't easy because it's hard to say no to eating your favorite unhealthy foods all of the time. It's hard to begin an exercise regimen. Some might say it's painful too!!! But just in the beginning. So - I don't want to give the impression that this journey was easy ----but it was simple.
Anyway---Tomorrow I am walking in a walkathon benefiting the National MS Society. I will be walking with my family and with a very dear friend who has MS and her family. She will not be able to walk far because of her illness......I couldn't have either last year - but this year 3 miles is nothing! This walk is one of my rewards....
And today I decided on another reward.....I am a mom and a wife, just like many of you reading this. We notoriously put EVERYONE and EVERYTHING before ourselves. So, I have decided that a 49 pound weight loss is worthy of just a little indulgence!! I am going to make an appointment just as soon as I finish this blog to have my picture taken professionally. I am then going to use it to put together a decent before and after shot of me!! I want to be able to see the difference and see it daily so that I never go back to where I was before.
And - I also have decided that maybe - just maybe - I have a little more weight to lose...so I am going to stay on my current plan and see if I can drop 5 more pounds before I move on to maintenance!
When I started with SparkPeople I had set a goal to lose 25 pounds before my husband took me on a cruise over Thanksgiving....and I accomplished that goal and we had a blast in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico!! Now that I have lost another 24 pounds do you think I should ask him where he is going to take me this time?!?!?! LOL
Today I feel like I am on top of the mountain. It was a huge mountain that stood in the way of the things I wanted to do and the person I wanted to be.....
What a great feeling it is to know that just by moving forward, step by step....I could climb to the top of that big old mountain.
And in case anyone is curious - there is PLENTY of room for all of us atop this mountain!