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.