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Future Me

Sunday, January 27, 2013

There are times, when I'm laying in bed, or just sort of daydreaming, that I wonder what it would be like to be at the end of my weight loss journey instead of at the beginning. What would it feel like? What would I be doing? And so I thought I would write about a few of those things I could see myself doing.

First I think I would have more confidence in myself. I could walk in to any store and try on clothes. I could go into any activity or party, and feel like I was my best. I wouldn't feel like I had to hide on the sidelines or hope no one noticed me.

Second I could participate in any activity I wanted to. I could ride my bike wherever I wanted to go, play tag with my son, go hiking on all the different trails in my area, be a part of the church basketball teams, or even run a 5 K. Nothing would hold me back.

Third - I would never have to feel embarrassed by being out of breath after climbing the stairs or going for a walk.

Fourth - I would have more energy, which means more of the projects around my house would get done, because I wouldn't have to sit and rest between things I need to do.

Fifth - If I decided to go back to work when my son is in 1st grade, I would feel comfortable in a job interview, because I wouldn't feel like someone is judging me because of my weight.

Sixth - I would feel less stress and anxiety, because the exercise would help me deal with those emotions and struggles a lot better.

Seventh - I would feel happy, because I actually stuck to my goals and accomplished them, proving to myself I can do anything I put my mind to.

Eighth - My relationships would be stronger, because I wouldn't be worried about my weight getting in the way, or crying over how I just couldn't lose weight. And instead my focus can be on the other person.

Ninth - I would be able to give more service to other people, because I would have the strength and energy to help others, and I wouldn't be caught up in Self - Pity for myself and my situation.

Tenth - I will have made healthy living an everyday part of my life, so I won't ever have to go back to being the fat girl, but instead, I will have the healthy habits that will make me healthy. And in so doing will help my family be healthy as well.

Those are just ten things I see for myself at the end of this journey. I know the feeling of accomplishment and happiness is probably even more than I can imagine, and what I will be able to accomplish will be more than I can imagine. So I can't wait to get there and experience it.

I admit that even in the last couple of weeks, I have started to feel just a hint of some of those things, and I really like the taste and feel of it. So here is to becoming the future me!

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    You have come a very long way and you are getting closer to your goal! You can do this. I totally relate to every think on your list. Soon, it won't be your imagination. You are awesome! emoticon
    3055 days ago
    That is a great blog.

    You should keep this list near, so when you feel less motivated, you could read it.

    I can relate to some of your points.

    We can do it!

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  • MARYBETH4884
    Well thought out, you are on your way to a fantastic life!
    3107 days ago
    Reesa - this is some POSITIVE thinking!!! You are seeing the future - of where you are headed to...and you have to believe that you will get there!! You CAN DO THIS!! Keep telling yourself this - and one day you can reread this blog and smile knowing that you believed in yourself, and talked yourself through getting there!!!

    ~ Christa
    3107 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13379799
    At first I felt sad when I read your blog because you currently feel all of those negative things. Then I reread it and I focused on where you will end up at the end of this journey and that made me happy. I think it is so great that you visualize the person that you are going to be. I know that is a very important tool in reaching our goals. Any goals.
    I am excited to be a part of your journey.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    3107 days ago
    What a super blog. That will probably provide you lots of great incentives and inspiration on your journey. You can do all those things. . . YOU have the power.
    3107 days ago
  • MATHISC4464
    Congrats those are awesome things to look forward to! Enjoy the journey because it will lead you to a happy healthier place! Keep sparking! emoticon
    3107 days ago
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