Slowly, steady and consistent
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I have fits and starts on this journey. I do well and I slow down. I eat well and then gradually I begin to allow junk to creep into my diet.
I have made many changes. I don't often sit down and have a binge anymore. But, here and there I eat bits of this and that which do not belong in a healthy diet.
I started several years ago walking with a friend. Day by day we walk and talk. Week by week we have made it until now we have been walking together for so long we are not exactly sure when we started. 3 years maybe for. Life travels on. I realized as we were talking that I can do the same thing with my eating. I can eat well day by day and I will get to my goal.
I crossed the 200 pound mark when I was pregnant with my oldest 24 years ago. It seems like a life time since I felt attractive. I really did not feel like I ever was so much. My mother in-law once commented on how I used to look. It was so positive it surprised me. She is my biggest supporter. She will buy me clothes and when I wear those she buys me smaller stuff. She is awesome. Anyway, I have bean heavy for so long I forgot what it was like to be anything else.
Recently I am spending time imagining what I would look like smaller. If I "squint" just right I can almost see a slim, trim and attractive me in the future. Here is to hoping it will become possible and real.