So I have been giving a lot of thought to being happy with my weight loss. That didn't come out right. I cannot even put into words how awesome I feel about how far I have come. I am extremely happy with my weight loss. I really wouldnt change a thing. What I meant to say is I have been giving a lot of thought about appreciating the moment instead of longing for the future.
All this thought has led to a recommendation for those of you at the very beginning of your journey.
Put into words how you will feel when you reach ______ (fill in the blank). How happy will you be when you are a size ____. Or weigh _____.
I remember when I first started at 327 and a size 28. When I would read about those who were "only" 230 I would think "Man, I would LOVE to be 230". Or when I read about Catherine or Mary or Angie getting to a size 16, I would think "I can't wait to be a size 16". But what happens is you forget how much you longed for such things and once you get there, you long for more.
So write it down. Put it on your blog or in your journal. Make a video. So when you do get to that number or size, you remember that once you were very envious of those numbers.
This has been helping me the last couple of weeks. When I start to think "Damn, arent I a size 14 yet?"...or "When will onederland ever come?"...I say SHUSH YOUR MOUTH AMY! You are a rockin size 16! Live in the moment sassy pants. Live in the moment!
And those are my words of wisdom for the week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. My laptop is on the fritz at home. Sigh. And my camera is on the fritz. Sigh. And all this talk of the WW scale makes me want a new one. Sigh.
If anyone sees the money fairy, please send her my way! LOL!
Happy banding lappers!