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My REAL "Reality Check"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My reality check took a few different formats this week!

The other night I was picking up one of my kids from a party. As I was waiting outside for him, I decided to straighten out the back of the car (since it looked like a tribe of 15 were living in there from all the wrappers, shoes, pool towels, etc!) Anyway, a young friend of my son's saw me and yelled out "Hey Mrs. L!!!" Now that seems friendly enough...except I AM MRS. Z not MRS. L!!! Mrs. L has always been one of the "heavier" moms at school. I never saw myself as being as large as her....but she has been losing weight...and I guess I see myself very differently than that 13 year old who mistook me for her. UGH- reality!

Then, I was feeling - and truthfully still am- feeling pretty excited about being back on the road to weight loss. I have dropped a few pounds and am feeling great. But, when I looked back in my weight loss journal, I realized that I am only .8 pounds lighter than I was last year at this time am disappointed because I have not made any real progress in 365 days...yikes! I had so many plans on New Year's- you know- this is my year and all of that! Well, the year is 1/2 gone- and here I stand. UGH- REALITY!!

The result of this reality check- I DON'T LIKE THIS REALITY! I need to keep working hard to make things different. I can't do the same thing and expect different results. I've heard that before...but it really is true. This week, that became VERY clear to me. So, I will keep chiseling away at this mountain of weight. I will use each good choice as a move forward. And in the difficult times, I will remember that I am working to change my reality...because I don't want to feel this way again next year!!! And that is REALLY how I feel emoticon
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    Reality checks are an opportunity to grow. It can be painful at first, but in the end it can feel wonderful. Great job at sticking with it.
    4415 days ago
    Good blog post! I've also had these kinds of reality checks, and you are doing really well at turning it into positive motivation for yourself. That in itself is a good accomplishment! You bring a lot of good energy to our Green team, and it will take you to your goals!
    4417 days ago
    I have been in your shoes for more than a mile.Just keep doing it one step at a time one day at a timea and you will get there .We need to be cocoons first to be able to become butterflies.
    Marta Nydia
    4417 days ago
    i really enjoyed reading this blog. reality checks suck . but the greatest part about them is that you really get to see whats going on for real. and you then have the chance to make a change or difference. keep up the good work and continue to stay focused the weight will come off!.
    4417 days ago
  • LLTS01
    YOu are on the right path and you can do it. Just look at your screen name and live up to it! You have done great, you are heading in the right direction and you are determined. So make weekly resolutions instead of annual ones and try your darndest to fulfill them. And we are all right here to help you do just that.

    emoticon Louisa
    4417 days ago
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