Who I have become Since Spark People?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Funny, if you asked me just 6 months ago who I am. My answer would be quite different than it is today. I guess that is why I really feel that weight loss, change of life, is a journey. I am not on a diet, I am on a journey. This journey has taught me so many things about myself. So this week, after reading Kate's(KEAKMAN) BLOG about list and goals, I need to update my list of who I was to who I am morphing into.
6 months ago, "Jeanne, how would you describe yourself?"
1. I am a mother, wife, daughter in law.
2. I am a honest friend. I would never intentionally hurt someone, but by not keeping my mouth shut, sometimes I hurt my friends. Not meaning too.
3. I am funny in a goofy kind of way.
4. I love kids. I am a good day care provider.
5. I am self conscious of myself when I enter a room.
6. I hate conflict and confrontation. I fear being perceived as a bitch for standing up for myself.
7. A person that would avoid going places with my kids like the water park because I did not want to be called a whale.
8. I waited to be thin to magically start living in the world of the skinny.
"Jeanne, how would you describe yourself today?"
1. A loving person. I love my family and friends. They will always be at the top of my list.
2. A woman who loves herself. Enough to make time for herself. Enough to take charge of her life.
3. A woman who is determined. Determined not to repeat History! Am battling the weight loss aspect of this journey for the last time.
4. A woman who likes a variety of exercise which will help me lose my weight and get in shape with out getting bored or burnt out. I love to swim, bike, spin in a class, strength train, mountain climb.
5. A woman that has learned that her body likes to plateau . That my weight loss is steady and that if i fluctuate a little not to freak.
7 I have learned not to obsess about the scale, the journaling, ect. It will happen even if it is not in the exact time frame
8. A woman that loves herself enough to tend to her wounds instead of letting them hold her back. I will listen to my physical therapist. I will heal my foot. I WILL RUN!!!!
9. A woman that will stand up for herself. Will not lay down and let people walk on her like a rug. And has definately gained respect from her husband for doing this.
10. I will be patient because this is a long journey to a healthier me.
11. Has learned the joys of non scale accomplishments. More energy, looser clothes, able to wrap a towel the whole way around and then some....
My perspective has changed. And I have made myself a priority.
My friends on this site are priceless!