The Future Me.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I've thought a lot about what things might be like for me once I've lost a significant amount of weight. Will I be happier? Will I feel better? Will I be able to maintain my weight loss?

There is no magic cure to my issues. Even though I may lose weight, the things that got me to this point will still be there. It makes me nervous to think all of this might be for nothing.

If I could talk to the future me, I would tell her not to give up before the job is done. I'm so proud of the sacrifices you chose to make to be a healthier person. Don't get so down on yourself for the mistakes you've made. EVERYONE makes bad choices sometimes. You have to push through the tough times by realizing you are worth every sore muscle, every aching pain, and every tear you shed. You are worth the complaints from family members over the "healthy food". You are worth the inconvenience it takes to go to the gym. You are worth the cost of fitness equiptment.

At the end of the day, you are a sum of the choices you make and the actions you take. I'm done making excuses. I'm putting in the work it takes to accomplish my goals. By far, the most important thing for me is learning to love myself. Until we love ourselves, we will never give ourselves the chance to be the best we can be.

Finally loving myself is my main goal in my weight loss journey. The current me WILL accomplish this for the future me. I deserve it.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    This is a wonderful blog and you can do it, just remember one day at a time :)

    3355 days ago
    You DO deserve it!! Loving yourself is definitely the key -- I needed that before I could lose any weight. After that, it helps to build one small habit change/goal after another.

    You can, you have the perfect attitude!!
    3384 days ago
    Losing weight doesn't change who you are, just helps you not limit yourself like weight can do. You're doing just great...hang in there! emoticon
    3388 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3604344
    I am very proud of you for writing this blog. You have so much wisdom which will help you succeed in your weight loss.

    My Spark journey did not start out as a success story. For 2 1/2 months I fought tracking my foods, exercising and cutting down on my calories. I was a do it when I feel like it gal. Then for about 8 months I stayed away thinking I could do what I feel like and still take the weight off. LOL

    Finally came back. For almost one year I had to work on my attitude and build
    my up support friends. Then I began to loose weight. 31 pounds!

    Recently, I had a total hip replacement. My mobility is limited and my bad eating habits showed up...I gained 15 pounds. My body did me a favor and let me know that this extra weight caused me to suffer a lot of extra pain.

    Yep, I am the kind of person who needs to be put on my butt before I see the light. Now I am working at starting all over. So your blog helped me more than you know. Sure needed to read your words of wisdom.

    3388 days ago
    Having lost and gained the weight back and now trying to lose it again I think the most eye opening thing I learned is that I'm still me and I really like me no matter what size my physical body takes and that was really comforting.

    I also learned that losing and then regaining the weight revealed the true nature of a lot of the people in my life. Mostly for the good. Some not so much.

    Keep doing it for you and keep believing that you're worth living a healthy, fit life but love yourself no matter what the scale says. You are worthy of love exactly as you are. emoticon
    3389 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by FAIRYMELLY