Encouragement and Motivation
Monday, April 12, 2010
This blog entry is for encouragement and motivation for myself but maybe it will also help someone else out somewhere along the way.
When you are on a weight loss journey it can become very frustrating and discouraging at times, especially when the scale doesn't move as fast as we would like for it to. I know I have felt this way many times. Why isn't the scale moving, is all my hard work really worth it, why am I not seeing results, and on and on I go. There have been times when I have wanted to give up because I am not seeing results or it is taking too long or it is just too hard. But I will not give up because I know it will be worth every minute of time and effort I have put into it in the end.
Over the weekend I decided to clean out my drawers and closet because I knew I had a lot of clothes that no longer fit me, no they are not too small, they were too big. I realized there is no need to keep clothes in my closet or drawers that do not fit me anymore. As I was sorting through my clothes I realized how much progress I have made since I started this journey just over 2 years ago. I am down 1 shirt size, almost 2 sizes. I am down 1 pant size, most of the time, depending on the pants. I have lost several inches and have toned up quite a bit. I was amazed at the changes that had taken place.
It was hard though going through my clothes and getting rid of the ones that were too big. I mean they were some of my favorite and most comfortable clothes. But still, there is no need to have them taking up space when they just hang on me when I put them on.
So I am recycling my clothes. Yes recycling. I will be taking several bags of clothes to my sister to see if she wants any of them. The clothes she doesn't want will be going to the a samaritan type center. This is also where I have gotten some "new" clothes to replace the clothes I am getting rid of.
As I thought back on my journey, it really was encouraging and motivating to realize that a lot of clothes no longer fit, I am down a shirt size and a pant size, I have lost inches, and have toned up. The scale is moving too but it is nice to see the progress in so many other areas as well. I am more determined than ever to continue on this journey until I reach my goals!
By the way, I am at the halfway point of where I want to be from where I started 2 years ago!!!