Friday, February 20, 2009
It has been far too long since I typed a message in this blog. I have been examining my journey for a healthier me and found some optimistic news.
First of all, my weight is decreasing again. My body did not seem to want to leave the 188-192 pound area! For days and days, my weight fluctuated in this zone. Yes, I believe I was on one of those dreaded plateaus that people who seek weight reduction fear! Yes, I believe there is fear, because there is no way to know when (or if) the plateau will end and smaller numbers will appear on the scale again! However, the plateau gave me time and opportunity for practicing patience and reflecting on myself. I have considered questions such as: How much did I want a healthier body, mind and soul? How long was I willing to maintain the new lifestyle I was using? What am I willing to do to obtain my goal for better health? The answers were that I would do what I needed to do to get the results I desperately want!
For the past week or two I have noticed that my body was revealing a new form. I have a slight indention at my waist, my stomach is smaller, my thighs appear firmer and tighter, and my chin firmer! The jeans that were almost too tight to wear at the beginning of December are now almost too big to wear!
No one has remarked about the "new" me that is emerging. I have not received a single comment about the changes in my weight or appearance. Since I have been on too many weight reduction programs in the past to recall, I know that these comments usually begin after I drop twenty or so pounds. Of course, positive comments are always welcomed and I enjoy recognition for my efforts. However, to be honest, I do not seek or miss any such comments. I am creating "a new me" for myself and not for anyone else.
I resolve to keep on "keeping on!" My desires to be healthier and, thus, happier necessitate such a course of action. I have faith in myself and in my knowledge and experiences with this healthier lifestyle. When all is said and done, "if it is to be, it is up to me" to make it happen!