Monday, August 22, 2011

You know you've come far (in this weight loss journey) when...

...you open up the refrigerator after 8 pm at night and you actually don't pull out anything to eat.

You know you've come far when...you open up the refrigerator a second time and wonder - Why? Is there really anything in there for you that you should have at this point in time? That you really are NOT hungry and you close the door and walk away!!!

You know you've come far when...you are doing 30 minutes of balance ball exercises while watching TV on a Sunday night. AND you are really enjoying it. You don't feel like you HAVE to be doing it, but that you WANT to do it!!

You know you've come far when...you realize that carbs can be delicious, but really, they are not what you crave anymore! A vegetable, a piece of fruit - yum!!!

You know you've come far when...you spend three days doing door to door popcorn sales with your Cub Scout and you are not tired after doing 2 hours of walking each day, pulling a wagon and standing in the hot sun being your Scouts support system (ok - it was hard to be upbeat on the 3rd day, but he wants to hit a goal this year and I will be there for him all the way)!!

You know you've come far when...you wake up craving a vegetable & egg scramble for breakfast (and not a trip to McDonald's or Starbucks).

You know you've come far when...you jump at the chance to go for a walk with your neighbor at the last minute and you really enjoy every moment of it!!

You know you've come far when...you are not getting that frustrated with going up and down with the same 5 pounds as last month. I will continue to be positive! I will keep up the good work, eventually those 5 pounds will be gone forever and I will start to tackle the next 5!!!

You know you've come far when...you feel like you have more energy!

You know you've come far when...you finally realize that getting more then 5 hours of sleep is really important!!!

You know you've come far when...you are craving a glass of water, rather then a soda!

You know you've come far when...you feel good everyday and want to keep losing weight. That no matter what obstacle gets in your way you are going to keep pushing forward!!

You know you've come far when...you make exercise part of your daily routine (and you are not complaining about doing it).

You know you've come far when...you are craving a nice ripe nectarine and not a bowl of ice cream.

You know you've come far when...you look forward to receiving the support you need!!


And then you think ~~~~

You know you still have more to do...when you can't wait to fit into those smaller pants!

You know you still have more to do...when you want to get into a smaller bra (LOL)

You know you still have more to do...because you want to keep feeling good about yourself everyday!!

You know you still have more to do...because you feel sexier and the boys are noticing and you want to keep going with that natural high!!!!!!!!!

You know you still have more to do...because you want to hit the small, medium and large goals in your weight loss journey!!!

You know you still have more to do...when you did not make healthy decisions and ate whatever, whenever you wanted the other day.

You know you still have more to do...when you REALIZE and SAY IT OUT LOUD that you did not drink enough water today!

You know you still have more to do...when you realize that you will continue to do well because you are supporting others that are also struggling.


The Pros - the Cons - it is all a journey. A journey I will not give up on. I have come far, want to go farther and I am going to hit more of my goals. No matter how hard it is to climb up that hill lose this weight, go that extra mile, or struggle with my decisions I am going to keep going. I feel good, and know that I am looking better each day!! This time I will ACHIEVE ALL of my weight loss goals!!! I want to get there faster, but it is all up to me. I am my own decision maker!! Looking forward to my final item on the list to say - You know you've come far in this weight loss journey when...you are at Goal Weight!!!!


Staying MOtivated MO

3 comments:

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Love this!!!!!

Michele said...

Fabulous, numerous, and insightful post,, yes, indeed you have come far. Have a great start to your week,

Miss April said...

Love it!!! Thanks for sharing. I also like the background on your blog, some of my fave colors!