I decided to write some this morning before I weigh myself. I don’t want my success or failure on the scale to affect my attitude just yet. J Guess what I did this week?!?!? ……… I graduated from college. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Management. I am ecstatic. I actually finished my last class in December but wanted to give myself a little time to lose weight before I walked in the commencement ceremony so that I was a little more comfortable in my own skin. It was one of my best days. My husband found the best seats and as I walked through the tunnel entering into the University of Phoenix stadium there was my little family above me. They were going crazy, my kiddos jumping up and down and screaming. I was all smiles. My hubby looked so proud. As I climbed up the stage and my name was read I felt completely comfortable with myself. I held my head high, shoulders back and walked on to that stage feeling pretty!!! Wow! That was so fun. I waved my fake diploma in the air at my little family all the way back to my seat. Look at me. I made it on the big screen several times and didn’t shy away. I smiled and waved and was so proud. Who knows what’s next? I feel like I can accomplish anything I want to though.
With such a big accomplishment there were definitely celebrations including food. J This entire week has been a difficult food week for me. I ate things I shouldn’t have eaten for sure. But, I ate in moderation. When I went to the doctor this week I was down 35 pounds from my appointment in the fall. My doctor was thrilled with my progress. My blood sugar levels are fantastic. (Still on medication for now)
I feel my attitude continually changing and my self-confidence growing. I am taking better care of myself in every aspect of life. I care more about my appearance and feel cute most of the time. (That’s huge) I can’t believe how much happier I am just in daily activities because I feel better about myself.
I realize that today, weigh in day, is not the end all be all. It is a step in my journey. So, no matter what the scale says, (wish it didn’t even have to be a part of this journey) I will continue to do what I am doing. Happily! I am changing my lifestyle and it feels great.
Insert sigh, gasp, and long deep breath as I weigh myself………………………………………
I am up .5 pounds this week
It’s my first time being up this year. Am I sad? Of course. But, I still feel positive and optimistic. I still feel confident that I can do it. I am so motivated and excited for this week. There’s more to life than weight loss. But, man does weight loss make life sweeter. J