My trip to "Thinville"
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Writing just to get a few things on paper (computer) and out of my head.....
When I started this trip to Thinville I knew this was unlike other trips. I had tried everything in the past, for short periods of time. This time I started my trip knowing that the trip had no finish line, that I would continue this journey for life. My belief in that hasn't changed.
For months now the scale and I have not been friends. I seemed to go from the 206 to 180 with great ease and I told myself I would be at goal weight quickly. I WAS WRONG. I have worked harded than ever before for every little pound I've lost since then. 180 - 167 has taken 8 months. At this point the "old me" would tell you that the 8 months wasn't worth the slight decease in weight.... but I'm not the old me.
The truth is that I have learned so much while losing those 13 lbs. (This has been the breathtaking part of my trip) I have learned that I have patience, that I don't give up easily, that I feel better physically and emotionally when I stick to my exercise plan. And don't get me started about how much my mental health has improved in the last 8 months. I have learned to love myself. For many that may seem silly but loving myself has been one of the greatest struggles of my life.
I am not at my goal weight but here's what I am:
I am determined
I am strong
I am worth the time this trip is taking
I believe in myself
I am more than a number on a scale
I am a beautiful person
I will see "Thinville"
I love who I have become!!
I wish you all nothing but the greatest success and happiness.