Thursday, September 17, 2009

Feeling good

I'm down almost 5 pounds since starting Weight Watchers again two weeks ago. That doesn't sound like much, but I'm about two-thirds of the way to my 5% milestone. I'm also seeing small changes in the way things fit.

The big thing is my change in attitude. For a long time, I struggled with the idea of dieting, because it was hard and anyway, I was resisting the idea that I needed to change.

At the same time, I wanted to change. I wanted to change the way other people saw me but most importantly, I wanted to change the way I saw me. I was tired of my own excuses.

Last night one of the things I really liked on "The Biggest Loser" was Jillian screaming into the camera: "These people aren't like you, they are you!" Most of us have a million reasons why we can't tackle that last 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds. So maybe those of us watching aren't 400 pounds, but we probably have things in our life we're not dealing with head-on, even if it isn't weight.

Today, though, I tackled my last long run before the half marathon on October 4. I did 2 hours tonight. This time I wasn't afraid, I knew I could do it. And I did.

3 comments:

  1. At 53yrs old and 236lbs, I can't run at all. wish I could. I've been trying to walk but I have a heal problem when I walk on pavement. I shattered my ankle a yeart ago but it's much better now. Anyway, I'm trying to walk/move more now.

    For anyone that can run/jog, I would think the pounds would just melt off. Good luck.

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  2. Bravo hun! I'm in the same boat...22 years old..I was always curvy but last year became very overweight(5"5- 195 lbs). 4 months ago I decided that in order to be happy,I have to be healthy. I have a food journal, I work out at least one hour per day. I'm no where near my goal yet,but I feel great b/c I'm doing something about it. That is amazing that you can run for two hours..I wish you the best of luck on your marathon. Thanks for blogging, you're a great inspiration to us all :)

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  3. Congrats on the attitude change - it's the key to being able to understand what's going on and why. That lets you make the choices and changes that deal with the what's blocking you from your goal. The pounds, as nice as they are, are just the result of the bigger changes. So happy for you :)

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