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!