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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Monday, January 21, 2013

I really feel this is what I have been doing. I've been so focused on the fact that I still have a few pounds left to "GOAL" that I've missed all my victory along the way. Sure, I have a few pounds (between 10-12) left to my ultimate GOAL but I've had so many GOALS that I've hit along the way. Today, I celebrate those. This week, I celebrate all my victories.

I have lost 47 lbs in the last year. I weighed in at 191 on Feb 1. Admittedly, that was 9 months pregnant and what they weighed me in before my c-section... but I had gained 61 lbs during my pregnancy. So, I've lost all but 14 of those pregnancy pounds. And, I was actually at a lower BMI than I probably should have. I had to gain weight to get pregnant. Ahhh... Hollywood and the lure of the size 00. I have a much more realistic GOAL this time around. I'd love to fit back in my size 2/4s but if I don't lose another pound, I'm great. I'm GREAT!

Saturday night, I went out to a very fancy dinner with my hubby. I got all dressed up. I pulled out my strapless little black dress. Size 8. It's a little big. (I still wore it, but... it was a little too big.) I'm wearing size 6 jeans today. I bought a DKNY sweater the other day... a name brand sweater, not walmart. I spent a little money on myself. And it was a size S. And it looks good. I don't need XXS on the label of my clothes.

Yesterday, I was walking between churches (we attend a smallish church, so we do Sunday school with another small congregation at their building)... and I was whistled at. Twice. Wearing jeans, that new sweater, and a jacket and scarf...

I can run for hours. Literally hours without stopping to walk. I'm not fast. But, I've got endurance. I can run for hours!

I've got some serious arm muscles coming along. I recently started ST regularly. And it's paying off. I'm liking it. I'm starting to develop that line down the center of my abs, the beginnings of a 6 pack.

I'm flexible. I'm really flexible.

I am really liking who I am and who I am becoming.
And so, goal weight or not... I'm declaring Victory. I am victorious. I AM a success story. I don't need to weigh in at 127 (my old GOAL) or 133 (my current GOAL) to be victorious. I am victorious at 144. I am victorious because I've still lost over 110 lbs from my highest weight ever. I've victorious because I know how to eat now. I know how to stay and be active. I'm victorious.

And I'm DONE. No more holding on to my defeat. I'm DONE snatching it back. Victory. Success. It's mine.

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    This is freaking AWESOME!!!! So glad you are celebrating because you have certainly EARNED it! Super proud of you, girlie!
    1948 days ago
    So emoticon that you are facing the TRUTH about who and what you are. You are an inspiration and a motivation to others, especially me!
    1950 days ago
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