Finally! I lost 2 pounds this week. It’s such a relief. I was really starting to doubt myself. So many times I have gotten stuck on a plateau, then I sort of just drift away from my plan, and fall off the wagon. It’s never a concrete black and white decision. But, not this time!!!! I am 4 pounds away from being under the 400’s. The last time I was under 400 pounds was 2001! That’s a lot of years to be handicapped by obesity. I am breaking free! FREE! I have hope, and confidence, I know I will succeed. And I am doing it all myself with healthy eating and exercise.
Swimming and going to the Y is getting much better. It’s still hard to walk across the parking lot, up to the building and down that long hallway to the pool, but it’s better. Hard, will fade, there are a lot of things that you have to do that are hard to get to what you want. I don’t get quite as winded, or that urgent feeling that I need to sit down quickly.
Last night was the first night I helped facilitate the weight loss group I help lead with Gerri and Sean. We have weekly group telephone meetings and a private Facebook page we all connect on daily. I can not express how much this kind of accountability has pushed me to a new level. It’s a group of people from all parts if the country, and world! We have an Australian in our group, and she is awesome! We also have a few awesome Canadians, and the rest of us are all over the US. But once a week, these people get together on the phone, and we share our struggles and victories. There are bonds built that are like no other. I am so grateful for this group of people, and I am so honored to be part of the leadership team.
You know my dirty secret on weight days, I get sloppy with my food, mostly the portions. I want to promise to myself, and you, that I will be meticulous of my portions especially today. I do not want to get stuck on that plateau again! Not now when I am so close to being under such a big number.
So the message I have for you all today, is believe in yourself. Be totally honest, then believe you can attain anything at any age. A lot of folks my age feel they are too old to lose weight. I am here to break that big lie! Have a good day everyone!