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What I Am Looking Forward To

Sunday, February 21, 2010

One of my teams has a posting that asks what are you most looking forward to when you lose the weight. I keep reading the dreams of others when they post them. Many of them are similar to mine but I am finding that my list keeps on growing.

I am looking forward to setting in a chair and not worrying if it is big enough or may break. I want to fly in comfort on an airplane without cramming into the seat or worrying about what the person next to me is thinking. I want to ride a horse and try a kayak. I want to do so many things. I want to wear a size that can be found in almost any clothing store. One big goal is to lose enough weight that when someone looks at me I don't think they are judging me based on my size. I have had that experience most of my life. I know people will judge but I want it to be for my messy hair or big nose or whatever else but something that is not my size.

Those are all size related but I also want to be strong enough to walk for hours, swim like I was a kid and not want to quit. I want to be comfortable in my own skin, flexible, resilient and happy.

All of these are things I am looking FORWARD TO but I am learning every day that they are things I can not dream or wish about but must work for with devotion. This has been a very long journey for me.

In March I will have been with Spark for 2 years. I have lost some weight and kept most of it off and am about half way to my goal weight. Even though I am LOOKING FORWARD to many things I am also learning to live for the moment because that is all we are guaranteed in life.

If I never reach my goal weight or size but enjoy life's journey I have been a success. This doesn't mean I plan to give up I am just learning that I can LOOK FORWARD all day but I need to enjoy the HERE and NOW of my journey. This life is mine to enjoy.
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    SO true and so heartwarming! Thank you for sharing!
    3748 days ago
    You are JUST emoticon Chris! I am so glad to call you friend, here on SP! I share your goals and thoughts and pray for you daily! This journey would have been really boring if I didn't have it to share with my SP friends and you are one of them! You truly are an inspiration to keep us going! emoticon
    3748 days ago
    great post!

    I once had a woman request to be moved rather than sit next to me in an airplane. I was making sure I didn't go into her seat, but she wasn't willing to take any chances.

    But even if I"m never comfortable in an airplane seat - I'm happy right now and you're right - that's all we're guaranteed.
    3749 days ago
    I liked your blog a lot, Chris! It really resonated with me.
    I hope you have a wonderful week.
    3749 days ago
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