The Journey of Me thus far....

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Funny thing is I keep telling myself I'm going to blog more but it seems its one more goal I just don't do. Oh well, I've made bigger achievements this year so I'll let the less blogging thing slide for now. January 1 began year two of my journey, even though I'm stuck in the mid-140s I'm proud of myself. I finally found something I can stick to, me. Then again it is my life so I'm sorta stuck with it :) I like the sound of that...My Life. Which is a good way to put my lessons for this year.

This is my journey. No one else's though many people may play bit parts in multiple different scenarios. My life is what I make it, no one else. What I have accomplished in the past two years was all me, no one else. I had a crapload of cheerleaders in the form of friends here, in real life as well as my time at WW. But if I didn't get myself off my rump no one was going to. December 2010 I decided I was tired of being the fat girl or the one that wore the bigger clothes. I was tired of not being able to shop in the same sections as my best friends. I am the one that signed up for WW and did something about it. In five months I lost 12 lbs just by watching my portions and eatting healthier. In no time I lost another 13 when I finally started exercising. Course life does have its up and downs and so did my weight.

Here it is January 2013. From the 162 I weighed originally I have lost (and kept off) 16 lbs. Sure I gained some weight but 16 lbs hasn't gone back on yet. I call that a great thing. For 2013 I am making the promise to myself to never say Can't again. It is a four lettered word that is being erased from my vocabulary. I am also looking out for me. I need my few minutes to myself. Even though I have a huge commitment to help my parents concerning their health, I have to take time for me. I began that on the 1st. I take 15-20 mins every morning and evening just pampering myself. Whether its just putting on lotion, running the brush through my hair or putting some conditioner in my hair. Its simple and its me time. My routine is important because its all things that make me feel as beautiful on the outside as I do on the inside. Sometimes vice versa.

2013 is about making me happy. So far 2013 is feeling full of accomplishment. Already I've gotten all the household laundry done within a few days when it would take a week, no dishes in the sink and all clothes I've been meaning to mend are mended :)

My biggest lesson so far is that it isn't about the number you see on that scale. Its all about how you feel. I'm not talking about the 500 cal dessert that you think makes you feel awesome. But how you REALLY feel. For the past two days I've just felt so elated I've wanted to dance all around the house to music only I could hear. I probably would have if it wouldn't scare the dogs :)

Well for now be well everyone, my energy is starting to wane and I still have to accomplish my evening pampering. :)
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