Hello Journal & Friends!
First, gotta take care of business. My goal for the Countdown to Christmas Challenge was to exercise 5 days per week. This was the week of Thanksgiving, and MyGuy was off work and home for 4 days in a row. Did I make my goal??........... drumroll........ Yes! It wasn't easy, but so what, I did it. I want that reward on Christmas, what can I say! Besides, more than the planned reward (my Crystal Salt Lamp), what I really want is to accomplish this difficult thing and feel proud of myself. So, it feels good to be making progress. :-)
Now, to the Big Celebration. Today was my regular weigh in day, and finally, FINALLY, I made it. I was 360, for a 1 pound loss, which just puts me at
100 pounds lost.
I feel like I have finally "earned" something... like I am here to stay, for the long haul...I'm not going away...I've been around this block a few times and survived a lot of fights and come out stronger for it. YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!!
I could wish I had done it sooner.
I could regret all the years I would not change.
I could lament over losing and regaining in the past.
I could whine that it has been such slow going.
But today, just today, I will NOT negate the fact that I have lost 100 pounds from my all time high of 460 lbs.
I don't know why it makes such a difference to me. Isn't losing 90 pounds great? Isn't losing 80 pounds great? For whatever reason, 100 pounds feels like a milestone to me, and I think I will just roll with it and celebrate and feel GOOD, and leave the analyzing for another day.
Don't ever give up on anyone. It may take some longer than others to get there, but never, ever count anybody out. KEEP GOING. Always KEEP GOING.
From Dr Phil's book: "You succeed because you make the right choices, you choose the right attitude, and you enact the right behavior to generate the right results. It is you who must create the life you want, and the choice is yours to make."
My verse for today: "Love is patient, love is kind."
My quote for today: "If you are going through hell, keep going." --Winston Churchill
Enjoy the Journey,