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Friday, November 30, 2012

So now I am down 31 pounds in exactly 3 months.

People now look at me like I used to look at others. They look at me with awe and I see the defeat in their eyes. They think what I thought, that could never be me. Ionce thought losing weight would be the hardest thing in the world and that I couldn't possibly do it...especially as much as I needed to lose. Then I found Spark People.

The first motivational story I viewed was a working mother of four who lost 130 pounds in a little over a year. That is when I knew I could do it. That is when I knew I was worth it too!

Since that day I do the best I can to encourage women and men. I want to see that defeat gone from their eyes. I want them to know it is possible.

I hear, I am just not motivated. What that means is, I don't think I am worth it.
I hear, I just couldn't do that. What that means is, I don't know how.
I hear, it is just too hard. What that means is, I am afraid to fail.

I have learned that to succeed you must put your faith and trust in God. All things are possible with God. No matter is too small or too great for Him. I have also learned that baby steps are the best. Start small. Do not make drastic changes or you will fail, it will be too hard, and then you will not feel worth it at all. If you start small, you can stick with it. It will be slow. But that first pound is awesome! The next 4 are liberating. By the first 10 you are hooked.

I want everyone to know....if I can do it then so can you. I am not special. I am not an overly dedicated, workout guru, self discipline queen. I just know that I am tired of hating myself and being miserable and that I am worth the effort to be happier. Especially for my God, who wants me to be happy, my husband, my children, my family, my friends, my job.....

I am me....and me is pretty good.
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