Top of the Friday to ya! The weekend is here yet again and I think I might actually get to relax a few minutes over the next couple of days. That isn’t to say it will be totally inactive, I got the usual going but I am hoping to sneak some couch and/or pool time in. Well, I weighed this morning and I was down 1.6 this week bringing my total loss to 103.6! This nice loss brought me down below the goal I set for June 17th. So, what that means is, as long as I lose next week or don’t gain more than a pound, I met my pre-New York goal! The next goal has me down a little more than 8 pounds by the end of July. You all know how much I love the little goal system. It works swimmingly for me. I plan on over-rewarding my success while in New York. I am getting SO excited about my upcoming trip. I will blog twice as usual next week but I will not be blogging the next two Tuesday’s after that. I am going to be in New York one Tuesday the 21st and Nashville the Tuesday after that for work. I have some exciting things coming my way!
This morning when I got on the scale and it was the lowest number I’ve seen since I started, I felt pretty good. I put on my long jeans, high heels and a shirt that shows my collar bone quite nicely. I felt…nice. Days like today are what makes the process worthwhile. Then there are those days when nothing I do makes me feel like I’ve lost weight. I’ll look in the mirror and see what I saw 100 pounds ago. I’m not sure why this is or what goes on mentally in my mind to have these negative thoughts. One thing I do that helps me out a lot is I go back and look at pictures from my heaviest weights and compare them to current pictures. This really puts things into perspective. What I’ve decided to start is “Feel Fabulous Friday.” This will be where I take a heinous picture of my former self, post it, but then below that picture, I will post a more pleasant, current picture. I want to do this most Friday’s but sometimes I will have other things to discuss. I really hope this doesn’t give the impression that I’m bragging. I want to put these former pictures up as a form of therapy for me. I know I don’t want to go back. It also shows how far I’ve come. I hope, most of all, that is shows anyone out there who is struggling that if I can do it, anyone can. You’ve never read any word of mine that says this is easy but with a lot of work, you can get there. I know I don’t have many readers. Most of my followers are close friends and family…but if any of you (including those I know) have before and after pictures that you would like to share, please let me know. I’d love to post them if you want me to or if you don’t want me to, I would be happy to see them just to feel encouraged. If anyone out there stumbles upon this and would like for me to see/post a before/after picture of them, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here goes nothin’…
It’s an interesting feeling seeing photos like that. It’s painful because I know that I wasn’t whole then. I know I was miserable. I don’t think who I am has changed but I definitely feel like who I am has been allowed to come out more…and that’s a great feeling.
I hope you all know that if you haven’t found your inner strength, you will and even if I don’t know you…I’m cheering for you! (sorry, I’m cheesy today.)
Keep on truckin’!
Have a stupendous weekend!
(I took the picture below driving through Alberta VERY early last Sunday and I thought it was nice. I posted it with the song “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry. So many lost their lives in the tornados and this song just reminded me of that.)
“So put on your best boys
And I’ll wear my pearls
What I never did is done
A penny for my thoughts
Oh no I’ll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I’m a goner
And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’
Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’
If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears
Keep ‘em in your pocket
Save them for a time
When you’re really gonna need ‘em oh
The sharp knife of a short life
Well I’ve had just enough time
So put on your best boys
And I’ll wear my pearls.” If I Die Young-The Band Perry