"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, August 3, 2012

Weigh-In ... Success

Today's Weight:  166.5
Loss/Gain:  - 1.0 

Seeing a number closer to 165 makes me feel more like my old (new) self.  It's like, yes, this is me...down here, not up at 170 - that Leah is no more. 

I didn't especially push myself this week, but tried to really be conscious of eating at mealtimes and reigning in the extra snacking.  I did track my food most of the time.  

During the workout DVDs I'm doing Jillian will make comments about how this is to not just live to be 100, but to look good in the process.  "We're talking bikinis and skinny jeans, people!!", she'll yell.  

Um, no.  Not for me anyway. 

This journey is about learning to be content with what my body needs to live.  "Eat to live, not live to eat." and all that.  It's about disciplining myself and not letting self indulgence rule my life.  

I'm also finding this journey bringing me to a new arena wherein I want to challenge myself a little bit physically.  Not because I want to wear a bikini (never have, never will) but because I feel strong and I know taking care of my body now will help me as I grow older.  

I'm not out to prove to the world that I can look good in a bikini when I'm 100.  Bodies age, skin sags and looks can be temporary.  I'm only out to prove that with a little discipline and some healthier food choices one doesn't have to live a life feeling hopeless and drowning in food.  

Ok, I think I'm rambling a little...(must be the post-run endorphins.  LOL) 

But really when I see the scale go down, or look in the mirror and see this new smaller Leah I'm amazed.  I still have a bit of weight to lose, but little by little I'm learning to make better choices with regards to food and staying active.   

And this is success.  Glory!

Thanks for checking in, and have a great weekend!


  1. Awesome thoughts. And you know I agree with you whole heartedly! Love this process your in and love being able to celebrate the results of the process with you!

  2. I agree too. I'm not into a bikini body, but really desire to stay healthy into old age. Wonderful post Leah and congrats on the new lower weight!