I’ve been trying to reach 145lbs lost for the past month now. One week I was .2lbs away. I really thought I was going to hit it the next week, but ended up gaining a pound. And then I was all set for hitting it this week, but only lost .6lbs.
Like seriously? Why can’t I just hit it? I was really frustrated and down last night at my meeting. But had a great moment when Becky (my awesome leader) asked me to share my success story with the group.
That’s when I remembered that I am a success story. I haven’t hit 145lbs lost yet and am still roughly 30lbs away from my goal, but I’m still a success. I’ve been at this for 3 1/2 years and HAVE lost 144.6lbs, I haven’t given up, and I haven’t gained weight. I’ve bettered myself health wise and make smart choices when it comes to food. I now love myself and my body. I work out and do what’s good for my body that does things that I could never do before. I can run, jump, and bike without feeling like death after the first minute. I can lift weights and have muscles (which I’m obsessed with feeling). I can do anything I put my mind to!
Success is doing this day in and day out and not giving up. Every little bit is adding up to my ultimate goal of becoming a lifetime Weight Watchers member and eventually a leader. Every day I am a success because I am not quitting due to a stupid number on the scale not showing what I want it to show. Every day I am a success because I’m alive and doing the best I can to continue to live!
Also, coming home to this note helped me feel better too!
You look so incredible! .6 pounds down is so awesome. Like I said, that’s way better than being up. I know that it’s going to be hard with just the last couple of pounds. I will always be your cheerleader. You are on the home stretch!!!
Ya, he’s pretty special. That’s why I took his last name!
On a side note: I entered Weight Watcher Success Story Contest last week. I had to write an essay and send in a before/during picture. I’m going to win! My essay totally rocked and made people cry! Looks like Mr. B and I will be spending our New Year’s Eve in New York City!