I hit my goal weight & change
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
April fools. In fact, down right lie.
When I started on this journey I thought by now I would be at my goal weight. I'm not. Not even close!
However, after months of eye opening learning:
1. Tracking every morsel of my food eaten and seeing how out of balance my diet is.
2. Watching the ugly reality of the effects of morbid obesity on a dear friend.
3. Realizing that there is far more to this journey than calories in/calories out.
4. Learning I cannot out exercise my poor eating habits.
5. Finding out that one of my main obstacles is me - and my thinking.
So for April, I am setting one little goal: to move from obese II to obese I on the weight charts.
I must be honest. Normally I would find a reason not to do that. First of all I don't like to set a goal of a certain number of pounds to lose because sometimes you can do everything right and the scale doesn't budge. Oh, and let's see - there is Easter Dinner and Easter Baskets...., followed by a 4 day weekend in Minnesota with some girlfriends, then a week at home followed by a week in Florida. Lots of opportunity to fall off the path. Lots of excuses I could make. Oh, and let's not forget feeling like a failure if I don't reach my goal.
However, you see this is about change. Life will always be tossing me reasons I can turn into excuses to procrastinate. I've done this for years.
However, while on this journey I have learned - that reaching the goal is not always the most important part. Sometimes it is what you learn on the journey to that goal. Any step forward is a positive thing. All those little steps may not look like much individually but collectively they all add up - just like those little steps on my fitbit. I am constantly amazed at how those steps add up to miles!
I have also learned that life is short. I am closing in on 59. Today IS the day. No more excuses. I have everything I need to do this - except the self discipline and commitment to myself. So today I am going to practice a little self love. I am going to take some small steps to move me in the direction of that goal, followed by more tomorrow!
1. continue to track my food and work on lowering my carb intake and eating more freggies.
2. get 20,000 steps on the fitbit a minimum of three days per week AND do strength training three days per week.
3. Drink all my water BEFORE I drink any other beverages.
4. Do one thing I love EVERY day - just for me.
Yep, life is all about change baby! Nothing changes, if nothing changes. What is that Ghandi quote? Be the change you want to see in the world.
I know what I want my world to look like - NOW is the time to do my part!