When I first decided to embark on this weight loss journey I was so scared of failure that I wouldn't even set a weight loss goal. I knew a healthy weight for my 5' 4" frame was 140, so that number was in the back of my mind; however, at 231 pounds 140 was 90 pounds away and that was too daunting a task to even consider. I knew I needed to focus on a smaller number to lose for the first while. So, I split up my weight loss goal into three mini goals of 30 pounds each, figuring if I could reach the first goal of 201, then there was hope of reaching the second and so on.
About a month after starting my journey I found some pictures from the only other time in my adult life when I'd lost weight. I even posted about how I was going to put them out to remind myself that I could do this. I also took them and made this little 4x6 digi scrapbooked page to encourage myself.
I weighed about 170 in these pictures.
This weekend I realized....I did get there. It might've taken just under three years, but I did it. I finally got back to the smallest I've been in my adult life. I remember feeling so light back then, and I do feel like that now, but I know I've made permanent changes this time around that will help me to never gain the weight back.
Now I look forward to pressing on to the last mini/ultimate goal. It's not over yet! :)