So much so that I just have to write because its practically spilling out of my pours. I mean, if I'm being honest, these moments/days don't come enough. I have no idea why, but lately it just hasn't been a rainbows & butterflies-type-feel around here.
But, that needs to change. And it's starting with today.
Ohmygosh YOU GUYS. Today is such a great day.
First of all, I'm sure I'll get eye rolls because I'm mentioning it yet again, but--I am so freaking happy about the weight that I've lost. I've spent way too much of my life being uncomfortable with my weight. I cannot tell you how freeing it is to just feel so much better about myself. I mean, truly. When I was heavier and I'd read blogs about people who lost weight, I was always secretly jealous and so badly wishing it could be more. But, I'd let myself get too focused on the END result that it would literally stump me and trip me up from ever making the p.r.o.c.e.s.s. or the steps.
And this time? On January 3rd, 2011 I made a decision to take it one itty-bitty step at a time. I didn't look at big goals. I did small, shorter-term goals. Which ultimately led me to where I am today.
Down 43.5lbs. FOURTY-THREE. I am a mere 3.5lbs away from my (final) goal weight. Do you know how good that feels? I mean, so much so that I kind of want to shout from the rooftops.
Even *I* didn't really think I could do it. But yet? I did. And I'm just proud of myself. That's a hell of a lot of weight, and I just feel so much healthier. I'm equally (maybe even more so) proud of my sister, Susan and oh so thankful for having her by my side through this process. She's lost well over 40lbs, too! I mean, hello, weight watchers---Do you need any sisters commercials? Because we are SO your girls.
|Here I am today, down 43.5lbs since January.|
And you know what? You all have been a huge blessing and encouragement to me through this entire process. TRULY. When I think about it, I kind of get a little weepy and emotional because a lot of you have truly encouraged me and spurred me on in so many ways.
Your kind tweets, emails, and comments--all of it has played a part in my weight loss journey and I mean it. It's been both motivating and uplifting, and I will always, always, always do my best to pay it forward in that regards.
Smooshy hugs all around. Mean it.
Wow, this totally wasn't meant to be all about my weight loss, because I kind of swore I wouldn't post much more about it until I hit my final goal, but...eh, it happens.
I just feel full. My heart is full, in so many ways. I'm just grateful for this life I have, and my family, my husband, my sweet daughter, and my church. There are things I could let bring me down, but today? I'm not gonna let myself go there. I like this feeling, and...I'm happy.
So how's that for a random Friday afternoon post? Two posts in one day--what is the world coming to? :)