Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eye Opener

This has been a heck of a week in my Weight Watcher journey. I think I'm still floating on a high from walking on Sunday and being able to accomplish 3.2 miles. A year ago I couldn't walk to the end of my street and back (and I live 1/2 way in the street) without some deep huffing and puffing. There I was on Sunday walking a 5k which was very challenging and I DID IT! I also got to weigh in tonight to find out I'd lost another 2.6 pounds. That makes 129.6. WOW! I'm still battling my head in telling me that I have indeed lost this much weight and that those pictures are of me and the clothes I go to put on WILL fit. I think that part will slowly catch up. I'm used to being the really fat girl. I didn't see myself as heavy as I was which was a big part of my problem. Denial is really something isn't it? However, I've come to a big realization this week.....a real eye opener. This is NOT a diet and this IS a way of life. I've been eating this way for over a year and is now becoming 2nd nature. While there are foods I can tell you I'd love to have once in a while, I'm not sure I'd choose them even if I could. My body really likes these new foods....no fried foods especially. We ate out WAY too much. It was easy. Is it easy to say no to foods you know you loved? Heck NO! But I continue to have this really strong desire to lose.....and as I continue to lose, I continue to stay on plan. It's not just a short term solution, it's a change for life. I've heard those words for so long and always thought they were a bunch of horse poop. Well, now I know they are true. This is how I eat now....and I'm good with that. You can't do it for a few months and then start eating everything again. That's what got us here in the 1st place. Face it, I have food issues and always will. But I refuse to let that define who I am anymore!


Jessica said...

You go Girl!!!!

Debi said...

You rock Denise. What an inspiration. I am going to the Thursday meeting for awhile as my daughter works til 6 in Harmerville. She can't make the Tues meeting. She weighed in at Greensburg on Sat and lost 4.2. She is happy. I will keep watching your blog. Keep up the good work! Deb

Denise said...

Thanks ladies!

Deb...YAY for your daughter! We'll miss you guys. Hope you enjoy the Thur mtg.

I look forward to seeing you :-)