You know the old saying that something is “so close I can almost taste it”? That is how I feel about getting under 300 pounds. I am right there. I am at 302.7. I am still going nice and slow. From my highest of 340 pounds, I am now 37.3 pounds down. That is awesome! I continue to use my tool kit. I continue to find the motivation I needed to start this program. I have not done everything perfect but that is the beauty of this weight management journey. I have a great support system. A while back, I equated losing weight to being a building. The foundation has been poured so that my building is sure and sturdy. A great part of this structure is the support of others around me. I am still in touch with some of the people from my Fit Mind Fit Body group. We continue to work out together and find ourselves in each others’ company outside of the group. So not only has this program allowed me to get the tools necessary to manage and maintain weight, it has created what I believe will be life long bonds. We are all in this together. I am very proud of the successes so far. I am still ahead of my original goals but have many more years before I reach my ultimate goal of 180 pounds. I am not discouraged by that at all. I look at how fast time has moved over the years and know that time moves very quickly. I didn’t think I would be looking back this fast at the efforts and strides I have made over the past 6 and a half months. It seemed like the mountain was so high back then, but it is never as bad as we think. I encourage you to keep a good support system around you. I am thankful for friends and family that cheer me on, keep me encouraged and help. I am also thankful for the lessons I learned to keep me on track and motivated all by myself. Sometimes what you need cannot be found in others but has to come from within. What is so close you can taste it? Whatever that is, keep pushing to achieve it. Feel free to follow my progress and continue to stay hopeful in your decision to follow or start your own weight management journey.
Written by PurplePearls