Milestone Goal Met!! Yay!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I did a dance of joy this morning after I got on the scale - I achieved my first major miletsone goal! 155 lbs - this is down from 169 lbs on 2/6/10. That is almost 15 pounds in three months :D
I can't even express how excited I am about this and how good I'm feeling. I went out for a friend's birthday party last night and wore clothes that I would have been embarrassed and self-conscious in not that long ago. I even showed a little of my midrift!
So, to celebrate my achievement, and as part of my goal reward list, I went to the Portland Saturday Market today and got a henna tattoo of a bird on my wrist. I was reading in the design booklet the artist had set out that birds have symbolized many things in many cultures over time, but especially freedom, wisdom, peace, hope, transcendence and many other things. I am so drawn to bird imagery and so it was fitting that I decided to get a bird as my design.
I am excited to continue forward with my journey. It's getting easier and easier, especially as I test myself in new situations, like eating out. I went to lunch both yesterday and today and was able to make delicious, satisfyingly healthy choices. And I didn't feel strange or out of place with my friends, which is something I've worried about in the past. No one cared - surprise surprise!
So, after last week's frustrating blog post, let me say, I -am- doing the work and it's paying off!