I'm so close....I never would have thought it...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Well, as I approach being 7.9 pounds away from my goal weight, I feel as if it's not real. Like it's a dream and I'll wake up at any moment to find myself in my heavier body. Corny, huh? lol. It's amazing how at Christmas I just decided to buckle down and do it, come Hell or high water. No matter what. I've stuck to that attitude and joined a gym and despite my RA acting up all the time and my thyroid issue, the weight has come off quite easily. Maybe it's b/c I have stuck to it so solidly. I've come to the realization that hey, this IS a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. This is how I am going to live the rest of my life. Boy, has it made all the difference for me! I don't cheat on the weekends like I always used to do. Maybe that's why I have consistently lost weight since Christmas. There's only been a total of 2 weeks since then that I've not lost anything at all...imagine that! It's really an empowering feeling...taking that kind of control of my life. I don't eat perfect all the time...I'm not going to deprive myself 24-7, but I work out extra hard so I can have my 'treats' sometimes. Hey, I still eat my White Castle on occasion:-) That's a gift to myself! That's the realistic way to be.

I'm actually proud of myself b/c I have worked so hard and people I feel I have motivated a few people in my life to try a healthier lifestyle. That makes me happy. I want my friends and family to be happy with their self image and be healthier people!

I know there will be hurdles that I must pass to continue on with my journey and sometimes it will get rough, but I know-for the first time in my life-that I can do it.

Well, those are my thoughts:-)
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    Great effort and congratulations
    3223 days ago
    What an amazing feeling! I can't wait to feel that way! Congrats on your success! By now you are probably already at goal!

    Hope all is well!
    3963 days ago
  • JWENZEL723
    you are truly inspiring! you are so dedicated, so committed. i think we could all use your attitude in our lives! you are so close and i KNOW you are going to get there so soon!
    4003 days ago
    Dev, I am SOOOOO proud of you (and a little jealous of course). I remember when we were stuck at 160 together, and look at you- already in the 140s! You are the BEST motivation. I was right there with you and I know I can get back. Thanks for never giving up girl. YOU ROCK!!!
    4003 days ago
    You've done such an amazing job losing the weight and now so close to your weight goal. I'm so very proud and happy for you!!! emoticon
    4003 days ago
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