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Reflections of a Six Month Journey

Friday, March 08, 2019

Five weeks ago, I hit my second mini goal of 278 pounds. Ever since then, I've been gaining and losing the same few pounds over and over again. I haven't been out of control, but I haven't lost anymore either... just maintained. Maintaining is good in the grand scheme of things... but it's time to move past that, and start losing again. I've been at this for six months, and have lost about 30 pounds. I am so proud of how far I've come...but it's time to keep moving. I've been reflecting on why I started this journey in the first place, and here's what's kept me grounded:

1) I want to feel better. Not just physically, but mentally, as well. Physically, I'd like to be able to walk up stairs without getting winded, or be able to jog for sustained amounts of time without hurting. Mentally, I'd like to feel confident and happy with myself.

2) I want to look better. I want to be able to try on clothes that don't make me feel repulsed with myself. (surely someone else out there can relate! Lol) I want to enjoy looking back at pictures of myself on vacations or with friends and not hate the way I look.

3) I just want to be healthy. Health is not something that's ever come easy to me (obviously) but I need to give my body a break. I need to give it a chance to be the best it can be. I don't want to keep destroying it with obesity.

These are what have kept me going this long. This is why I started. This is what needs to keep me going.

What keeps you grounded? What are your reasons why?
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  • SPICY23
    emoticon emoticon Plateaus are frustrating. Resolve is good.
    Keep touching base with your why and hang in there.

    Peace and Care
    798 days ago
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