Whoa. Did I really just think that?
Yesterday I re-hit the 70-pounds lost mark in my weight loss joooourney. Buh-bye 1X0's! It was a
I learned that I can be happy with myself and my body even when I am still overweight.
I learned that I can maintain significant weight loss.
I learned that I can handle lots of little gains and even a 10-pounder.
I learned that mistakes don't define you and instead how you react to them matters the most.
I learned that I can enjoy an hour-long exercise class -- something that previously scared me too much to step foot in.
I learned that my struggles can be a blessing to others.
I learned that my support network will help keep me afloat when I think I might sink... if I reach out for them.
I learned that if you haven't achieved your goal yet, you aren't a "failure" waiting to become a "success."
I learned that if don't stay alert, I give doubt and fear way too much power. Way, WAY too much power.
Last but not least I learned that you never know it all!
Just like in all aspects of life, what works at one time doesn't work forever.
I think in the weight-loss arena especially, people tend to think there is one way to your goal and if you deviate you fail. They pick a plan and if /when it gets too hard for too long, they quit. I get it! Believe me! Been there, done that!
For me, constantly changing my outlook, attitude, and actions to fit my current life and needs has been the only way I haven't let go of my weight-loss and health goals.
At times that has meant food choices and exercise weren't the top priority. It was what I could handle at the time, though.
So yeah, 70 down, 10 to go. I can't wait to see what I learn next!
I hope the lesson involves chocolate. :)