"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, October 9, 2009

Confidence Makes A Difference

I had an idea for a post, but couldn't get my thoughts out in an orderly fashion. So, I erased it and went to read Diane's blog post for today at Fit to the Finish.

It struck me to the very core, because I can totally relate to it. She said that the one mistake she made over and over was not having the confidence that she could really lose the weight.

If you don't follow her blog, I suggest you go and read it here.

I know having confidence in myself has been one of the biggest differences in this final weight loss attempt in comparison to past attempts. From the beginning I had to begin to believe in myself and that I could start making changes that would lead to weight loss. I had to deal with my inner self first and get the strength to even think that I could turn the health aspect of my life around. I had to have confidence that it could and would happen. When I started believing in myself the changes started taking place.

Some days I wonder if I'll ever get below 170, as that was the lowest I have ever reached in my adult life. I also wonder if I'll be able to stay at a healthy weight if I do indeed reach it, because I've never been thin for any length of time.

Then I stop and remember Diane's story and I know that if she could lose it and keep it off these past 12 years, then so can I.

I also stop and think about all the changes I've made so far. Many of these changes were things I never thought I'd see happen last Spring. Yet, little by little I am changing and little by little I'm seeing the weight come off.

Just like Diane said, these small successes are leading to more and more confidence in myself and my abilities to lose this weight. And that makes me so happy!! I CAN do this!!

1 comment:

  1. This post makes me really happy. You can do this, and your confidence seems to be building weekly, rather you have a great loss or not. That is so important to your success.

    And each success builds on the one before, before those successes are stacked up so high that you have climbed the mountain and reached your goal!

    Congratulations Leah, and thanks for the mention.