Monday, February 03, 2020
I have been on this journey since November 2019. I am 68 years old and I started out knowing (from past experience) that this was going to take time. In the past, I always focused way too much on how fast the pounds came off. Admittedly, it still bothers me that this time the pounds are coming off really slow. (It is not because I am "cheating" or not exercising, etc. although, I do allow an indulgence once in a while.) I am finally beginning to understand just how complicated our bodies are. We are all individuals...different shapes, sizes, ages, pre-existing health and mental issues and attitudes. This truly is a journey...good days, bad days, excitement and yes, frustration and sometimes anxiety. But here's the thing. As long as I/we keep trying to change old habits and implement positive, healthier changes, it doesn't matter what the scale says or how long it takes. I am finally tuning into what my body is saying to me. I really do feel better than when I started. The changes, however small, are making a big difference.
Eating a healthier breakfast every morning is becoming a habit. I am losing the craving for grabbing a donut or muffin and thinking it won't hurt. I have started drinking more water and I miss it when I don't. Did I just say that??? That wasn't me when I started out in November. I had a hard time even thinking about drinking 8 cups of water a day. I now go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Granted, I am not doing a marathon or anything, but it is making a difference...little by little. All of these things ARE making a difference in how I feel and even how my clothes fit. I have only lost 9 pounds but I feel TERRIFIC knowing that I am going in the right direction to a healthier life regardless of what my scale says. I FINALLY get it. Whooo hooo!