I’ve been feeling a little whiny and annoyed this week with this whole, stupid weightloss journey.
I’ve been having massive cravings for cake frosting, not cake, just frosting. I’m starting to get a hate on for water and cucumbers and celery. Well, celery is an eternal hatred but its getting stronger. I feel like going out for a big fancy fondue meal would be pretty much the most perfect thing ever, but only the bread and cheese and chocolate and cheesecake part of the meal. And pumpkin spice lattes, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’m hating Fall at the moment. Not the season but my lack of #PSL goodness.
It’s taking FOREVER to reach the end of this journey, which I’m fairly confident will be a forever one, which is a whole other kind of scary. I don’t feel like I’ve changed all that much. I bounce between being okay with being fat and wanting to not be. I get mad at myself for letting it get as bad as it did, and then not really caring all that much that it did. Overall, my head is fairly messed up and upside down at the moment.
So, I turned to the place of knowledge and opinions, ie. Facebook, for some encouragement and found exactly what I needed. Many of my friends and acquaintances have lost weight so I asked them to share their milestones and celebrations from their weightloss journey’s. Their words opened my eyes and helped me to see things a little bit clearer.
Here’s some of their stories.
My SIL Charlene loved feeling comfortable with her shirt tucked into her jeans after her 40lb loss.
Being able to cross my legs – Jennifer
Stacey was thrilled to be able to shop in a store that wasn’t for plus sizes.
Zita was encouraged by milestones, like 10lbs, 20lbs, 40lbs, but achieving a 100lb loss was her mind blowing moment.
A few people shared that it was their progress pics that helped them keep going.
My brother Colin was thrilled to be able to do 25 sit-ups in a row.
When Sarah hit a healthy BMI and entered One-derland on the scale.
These were just some of their a-ha moments, and I’ve experienced quite a few of them. But after some thought, I’ve come up with a few more of my own.
I’m now able to sit in the chairs in waiting rooms, without feeling like the chair is about 17 times too small for my butt and that I’m going to be stuck in it forever.
When I go out for dinner, to eat my salads, I can fit in a booth without the table touching me.
I can see my feet, and I have ankles. Oh, and my size 11 feet seem to be shrinking. Hallelujah.
I have less of me in the way when I pick things up off the floor or tie my shoes.
It’s these moments that I need to take note of. Not the way off in the distance end results that I’m aiming for. Not the things that I’ve given up. Not the things that I’m craving. It’s these things that remind me of why I began and how far I’ve come. How far all of us on this journey have come.
It’s about Baby Steps people. Baby Steps.
What did this week bring me?
New pants that were FOUR sizes smaller.
5 people in my house got the Flu, and I DIDN’T! That is a massively big thing as I used to get sick at the drop of a hat.
I tried a bunch of new types of food … some were nasty, some were good. But I tried them, so that’s a success.
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