This week I have come to a couple of conclusions. . .
I am not fat anymore!
Mind you, I am not skinny either.
I like to think of myself now as someone with "problem areas". ahem. . .ARMS, tummy and thighs!
This is just another milestone on the journey of getting healthy
and motivation to KEEP GOING!
I am not even close to being where I want to be yet, but I am SO MUCH CLOSER!
I have been known to be frustrated at the slow progress on the scale. Nah, who me? I definitely wanted that number lower at this point. But a thought occurred to me yesterday and it is this. . .
I am not and have not been dieting. Period.
I exercise every day (except Sunday and when I was sick, even a couple times on vacation). I get a little obsessed with exercising. My diet naturally fell into step with choosing healthier foods and counting my calories. It may sound like a diet but I have not deprived myself one single bit. On Sunday we went to friends' for dinner and I had a brownie with ice cream. If I am craving sweets I allow myself some chocolate chips. I don't reward myself with food but I don't deny myself when it is a NEED either. The trick is to not need it all the time. There is no guilt when I do indulge a bit because I know I did the time at the gym.
The point is. . . yes, I could've probably been down those last 8 pounds by now. But I would've been miserable along the way.
I am celebrating the successes along the way!
You should too!