"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, September 21, 2012

Weigh-in ... Freedom in Doing This for Me

Today's Weight:  167.0
Loss/Gain:  - 1.5 

 --->  That's what I did when I saw the scale. 

This past week included a visit with TOM, which isn't the best eating time for me.  So, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I was hoping for a maintain and was happy with a loss.  

After posting Wednesday about figuring out my new schedule and getting more sleep I've felt so much better about getting back on track.  Not only am I better rested and motivated to keep working towards reaching my healthy weight, but I feel free to do so ... in the best way for me.  

Please allow me to explain (or stop there if you need to go, I completely understand.)

We all know there are realities that need to happen for weight loss.  For me, I need to eat less sugar and starchy foods (more on that later), be content with feeling satisfied at a meal and not needing to be stuffed.  I also need to exercise regularly.  

And I have times I do great with all of this and other times I don't do so well.   Outside of following the above, one of the biggest battles I've fought in this journey is feeling like I'm losing weight the "right" way.  

Some days I might feel like I fit in with the "popular" health crowd because I'm doing what everyone else is doing, and some days I may feel like I'm so not a healthy eater and thus not "popular", but you know what....I don't really need to care.  

And when I don't care, when I simply learn and change in ways that are beneficial for my health, not change just because I'm bowing to the peer pressure of the weight loss world, I feel so much more free.  

Free from worry that I'm not doing something right.

Free from rejection if I'm not eating like ________.

Free from fear of failure because I don't live like _________. 

Don't get me wrong, as I said above I know what needs to be done to be a healthier weight.  I know I'm a girl who is not going to be naturally thin and there are boundaries I have to set to keep me in a healthy place.

But when I take the focus off of what others think of me and my choices and place it on what I need to be doing for me, let me repeat that ... for me....not for somebody else...for me, it makes for a much happier journey.  

*insert contented sigh*

If I can only get my kids friends, fellow church sisters, oh heck...everyone to learn this lesson before they are 36 years old....  :) 

Well, time to go.  I'm off to get moving on a what will be a very busy day and weekend.  Thanks again for checking in on me.  It's not over!!  :)  

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love the perspective of doing it for me!

    Nice loss this week too!