Finally accepting my progress
Thursday, June 13, 2013
It's been 11 months since I started being healthier in my eating and activity choices. The last couple of months I've kind of leveled off about 20lbs from my original goal but I'm 60lbs down now
For a long time it was hard for me to accept when people said they could see a difference because I wasn't seeing it myself. But I do now.
My stomach is still round and jiggly instead of flat and toned. My butt and thighs are a little bigger than necessary. My triceps still flap a bit when I raise my arms. But, seriously, those are my only residual trouble areas. (I almost said "only body complaints" but I have a whole list of non-weight related body complaints
But since my body is such an integral part of my life it will be a work in progress for as long as my life is a work in progress! My weight loss goal wasn't a spot to reach and say "Yay I did it!" and go back to my old habits and gain it all back again. No, the number was just that... a number. My true weight loss goal was to be healthy. Not get heartburn from water. Ease up on the asthma meds. Be able to talk with my kids while we're walking. Feel like I can get up and do something when the house is a mess or the kids need attention. Not just be so tired and grumpy and achy all the time! And I've done that.
I'm not at my goal weight, in fact my BMI is still overweight and will be until I'm down another 6lbs. I may never have 6-pack abs. I'll certainly never be a professional athlete! But I feel better. I'm healthier. And I'm HOT! And isn't all that what really matters?