Today marks the one-year anniversary of when I started my "reduction campaign."
I know I could have definitely lost a lot more, but I have lost at a comfortable pace (something do-able for me), and I'm totally amazed as well as encouraged by the progress that I have made. I have learned SO MUCH with regard to food choices, my eating habits, etc. I have gleaned invaluable information along the way - not just lost pounds.
I mentioned in a few of my early posts that the year would fly by fast and that before we knew it we would be in the year 2008. I also wondered what I would say at the end of 2007 - "I am glad I did" or "I wish I would have." Well, here we are in 2008, and I'm so happy that I am able to say I'M VERY GLAD I DID!!!!
So, here is an encouragement to all of you (as well as to myself!) to continue to goal. Since the year flies by whether we make healthy eating choices or not (and we will be facing 1/1/09 before we know it), let's commit to ourselves that we WILL be in better standing on 1/1/09 than we were 1/1/08!!
I'm amazed that 2007 is already gone. I am equally amazed that I have made the progress that I did. And you know what? The year would have flown by just as quickly if I would have kept going to McDonald's, Sonic, ate cheesecake, etc. But I would have been worse off today than I was when I started a year ago. It definitely pays off when a person makes up their mind they are TIRED of carrying around an "extra person!"
The year 2007 is gone and 2008 is here, but what am I going to do with it? I am asking my question again - "What will I be able to say at the end of this year - I wish I would have or I'm glad I did?" I want to be GLAD and not MAD.
If you want to see my progress so far, you can click this link... Just a few progress photos...
As I said, even though I could have lost a lot more in a year's time, I'm glad I came as far as I did.
Here's wishing you all a VERY happy and successful year in your weight loss journey as well as your personal lives.