Monday, August 27, 2012
I'm entering the Weight Watchers "Celebrate Success" contest.
No, I haven't hit Goal yet, but that's not mandatory.
Yes, it has been almost 2 years. But that's 2 years of maintaining a lifestyle change and commitment to myself and my future.
No, I'm not Jennifer Hudson. But I'm sure as hell a better version of Cayce.
So I am celebrating now. Not giving up, but celebrating. I've celebrated every step forward -- even when my "step forward" just meant that I didn't quit -- and so I'm going to continue to do that by entering the contest now. After all, having compassion for myself like God has, and celebrating the small stuff is what's gotten me this far!
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
From the beginning:
I celebrated fitting in to my size 14 jeans (and then size 6 jeans!).
I celebrated being in the 100's.
I celebrated trying and enjoying group fitness classes at the gym.
I celebrated buying a bra in a regular department store instead of a specialty shop.
I celebrated numerous healthy food changes.
I celebrated no longer being obese.
I celebrated wearing button-front shirts again.
I celebrated normal blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels.
I celebrated far less migraines.
I celebrated turning 30 in skinny jeans.
I celebrated the new friendships I've made.
I celebrated what I learned about myself and what I was capable of.
I celebrated my honesty about my weight loss joooourney.
I celebrated the new confidence I found in who I am.
And last but not least, I celebrated a 70-pound total weight loss. Twice. And truth be told I will celebrate 70 again because this has been the summer of ups and downs at the scale for me. (I'm at 67 as of last week.)
I have "a future and a hope" not because I've lost weight, but because I'm a child of God, and I know He would want me to celebrate!
Wish me luck!
Posted by Cayce at Monday, August 27, 2012