Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thanks y'all!

Thanks for all the sweet comments yesterday. I appreciate them very much. The picture I posted was a comparison from 2 years prior and this year. So, there is a 60 pound difference in them not 5 pounds... I forget that some people haven't been following my long drawn out journey the whole time, lol! Anyway the fact that I haven't lost more than 5 pounds to speak of since last year at this time is a big deal to me in a couple of ways. It's a big deal, becaue...well, I've essentially stopped losing weight, short of my goal and it's a big deal, because...well....I didn't gain any weight last year!! Woo hoo! For me to say that is amazing. Even in the years when I lost lots of weight on a serious diet, I always in the course of a year started gaining the weight back. So, this 5 pound loss is a good thing for me and something I need to be kinder to myself about. That being said, it's time for me to formulate a plan to get the rest of this weight off. As I told you guys, I've been working with a guy who's doing a program for WLS patients, and he is going to help me figure out what's holding me back emotionally. I do believe that the fact that I haven't gotten to my goal weight has more to do with my head than my body. I know I have some hurdles to overcome and this is the year that I plan to overcome them. But, this year I plan to overcome them with kindness and understanding. I no longer want to berate myself for having fallen short of a goal. It's time for me to recognize the goodness in where I am right now, fully appreciate how far I've come, make an honest assessment of what I want for the future and map out a plan to get there. I know that I can get there without being cruel to myself and without suffering too much. I'm thankful for this community of support. You mean so much to me.
Have a great Wednesday!
Big Hugs,


Kristin50 said...

I am so thrilled to hear you say this. You will get there sweet lady you will! You do not need to beat yourself up you are beautiful inside and out and have accomplished so much already.

I will be right there with you at the end!


Jacquie said...

I just read yesterdays blog! Let me tell you, 60 lbs makes a big difference T! You look great, glowing even....You'll get back on track and lose the rest but until then, Hell to the Yea! You've got the maintenance thing going on! Good for you not gaining....that is a huge accomplishment!

MandaPanda said...

I think it's fantastic that you recognize that there's some mental/emotional aspects that hold you back more so than the physical. I think it's great you're taking steps to address that. :)