Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I know it is early days in my renewed effort to be healthy, but gads it feels good to be making real, measurable progress. I weighed this morning at 213 - 26 pounds down from my awful high number on January 1. Now 26 pounds in nearly six months doesn't sound like alot. But it took me until early June to really get my head together and get down and dirty SERIOUS about doing what I know I need to do - take care of ME and get healthy. It seems like I had to get past the one year anniversary of my brother's death before I could refocus and get on with it! So here I am - down from 225 on June 2 - 12 pounds this month so far and I AM PSYCHED!!!

I am smart enough to know that this is a pace that isn't likely to last, but for now it sure feels good. I wanted to blog today to make a record of this great feeling so that I can go back to it when I get stuck for a week or a month and make no progress at all. I know that IS part of the process as well.

So - I'm trying very, very hard to eat right every day, to exercise every day, to control portions and control snacking and be truly PRESENT in my relationship with food.

This is doable - I know that I can, should and deserve to weigh 145 pounds and that with hard work and lots of wonderful support that I can get there.
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  • LUCYLIN101
    You are doing fantastic!! Look how far you have come since January! Just try carrying around a 25 lb bag of fertilizer all day and you will see what you have accomplished.
    Keep up the good work. You deserve to weigh 145! I am headed down there with you!!!
    We can do it!!!!
    3280 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    It's a great loss and you are doing aa great job at changing your life!!
    3280 days ago
    26 pounds is an average of a pound a week. I actually envy you. I feel like I've stepped it up several notches, but I'm not having results like that. If I were, I'm sure I'd be psyched too. You keep up the good work; you'll be to goal before you know what's happened.
    3280 days ago
    Good for you! Thats a great weight loss since January!
    3281 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12515221
    It's good to be psyched-let the 'feeling' carry you along...your plan on eating healthy and exercising each day will certainly pay off in the long run...sorry about your loss-it takes time & energy to get fit & grieving does as well....keep us all posted on your progress! emoticon
    3281 days ago
    What a great accomplishment...26 lbs. is a lot, and great job for sticking with it! Sometimes we need to take time mentally to do what we know we need to do physically. You have a great attitude and it WILL pay off!
    3281 days ago
    26lbs in 6 months is WONDERFUL! Don't take anything away from your accomplishment. Congrats! Can't wait to see your future success!
    3281 days ago
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