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I'm so close....I never would have thought it...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Well, as I approach being 7.9 pounds away from my goal weight, I feel as if it's not real. Like it's a dream and I'll wake up at any moment to find myself in my heavier body. Corny, huh? lol. It's amazing how at Christmas I just decided to buckle down and do it, come Hell or high water. No matter what. I've stuck to that attitude and joined a gym and despite my RA acting up all the time and my thyroid issue, the weight has come off quite easily. Maybe it's b/c I have stuck to it so solidly. I've come to the realization that hey, this IS a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. This is how I am going to live the rest of my life. Boy, has it made all the difference for me! I don't cheat on the weekends like I always used to do. Maybe that's why I have consistently lost weight since Christmas. There's only been a total of 2 weeks since then that I've not lost anything at all...imagine that! It's really an empowering feeling...taking that kind of control of my life. I don't eat perfect all the time...I'm not going to deprive myself 24-7, but I work out extra hard so I can have my 'treats' sometimes. Hey, I still eat my White Castle on occasion:-) That's a gift to myself! That's the realistic way to be.

I'm actually proud of myself b/c I have worked so hard and people I feel I have motivated a few people in my life to try a healthier lifestyle. That makes me happy. I want my friends and family to be happy with their self image and be healthier people!

I know there will be hurdles that I must pass to continue on with my journey and sometimes it will get rough, but I know-for the first time in my life-that I can do it.

Well, those are my thoughts:-)
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  • KELTIC-CARA
    Great effort and congratulations
    3184 days ago
  • KOOLBREEZE75
    What an amazing feeling! I can't wait to feel that way! Congrats on your success! By now you are probably already at goal!

    Hope all is well!
    3923 days ago
  • JWENZEL723
    you are truly inspiring! you are so dedicated, so committed. i think we could all use your attitude in our lives! you are so close and i KNOW you are going to get there so soon!
    3963 days ago
  • BAMALAM
    Dev, I am SOOOOO proud of you (and a little jealous of course). I remember when we were stuck at 160 together, and look at you- already in the 140s! You are the BEST motivation. I was right there with you and I know I can get back. Thanks for never giving up girl. YOU ROCK!!!
    3963 days ago
  • DIVAGLOW
    You've done such an amazing job losing the weight and now so close to your weight goal. I'm so very proud and happy for you!!! emoticon
    3963 days ago
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