I am still pretty shocked and excited about surpassing my Weight Watchers goal yesterday. It was one of the biggest losses I have had in this whole journey, so it kind of caught me off guard. I lost 4.4 lbs in one week…. that put me under my WW goal of 140….
Officially weighing in at 137.2 lbs!
I will admit that I am very happy about everything… but seeing these pictures just really puts it into perspective as to how far I have come. When my husband and different family members and friends saw these “before” pictures… they all said the SAME thing!!!! “I don’t even remember you looking like this!”
How is that possible? How is it that I was so miserable for so many years and no one even remembers me looking that way? I guess it made me realize a few things…. Friends and Family love you for YOU! They are attracted to your personality, your spirit, what’s on the inside, for lack of a better word…. the REAL YOU!
I believe that figuring out a way to bring your life from a state of chaos and disorder… to a place of organization and order really does have a positive effect on your mood, behavior, eating habits, and weight loss. I feel my absolute BEST when I am tracking what I eat, working out daily, and keeping up with my never ending To Do list.
I have always loved to work out. That was never my problem.
Food was my problem… I never liked being in or cooking in the kitchen. My food choices were all about whatever was easy or convenient. I definitely consider myself to be an emotional eater. I had to start recognizing when I was eating because I was angry, bored, lonely, depressed, pms-ing, apathetic, comparing myself to others, feeling like I could never change, etc
Weight Watchers is what ultimately works for me. It gives me boundaries and flexibility at the same time. I have read many many blogs to get ideas and tips. I love finding new and fun blogs that offer motivation and hope.
I’m going to end this post with some very REAL thoughts I have on this whole subject… This is taken from an email I sent that was offering encouragement to a close friend…
I REALLY wish that we could all find peace and happiness within us.
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