Rare serious post ahead. 😉
Today marks my one year anniversary with Weight Watchers – and I can honestly say it has been the best year of my life.
Yes, I’ve lost weight, but it’s what I’ve gained that truly matters. I’m still a work in progress, but my confidence has shot upwards. I can now shop at any store I please without being afraid that I’m too big for their clothing. I can run a mile without feeling like I’m going into cardiac arrest. Etc., etc., etc. The full list could go on for pages. For the first time in my adult life, I feel like a normal member of society, instead of feeling like I’m on the outside looking in.
It has cost me a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, to use the cliché – but there is no price for any of the above.
As I stepped on the scale this morning, I prayed for a miraculous loss. It didn’t happen. And perhaps, it’s fitting – to start this new year the way I did the last, with hope, but not with the elation that comes from feeling proud of yourself. Last year, I didn’t feel like Super Woman – and I didn’t at weigh-in today either.
But I am determined. I’ve said it to friends, I’m calling 2010 the Year of Lisa. This is the year that I will reach my goal weight. I will continue to do things I’ve never done, to experience life in new ways and to keep proving to myself that anything is possible if I work hard and want it enough.
I know that many of the people who read my blog aspire to lose weight, but haven’t yet begun their journey, or are maybe experiencing a hiccup along the way. So I’m saying to you – you are the only thing standing in the way of reaching your dreams. No matter what is in your way, you can make it through. I never thought I’d be here, sitting at my laptop, wearing size medium clothing. I thought that weight loss was impossible and that I was going to be stuck in an overweight person’s body for the rest of my life. If you too, are sitting at your computer, wondering if you can do it – I want to tell you that you can. You can make the decision to take charge of your life right now, this moment.
I am so incredibly grateful for all the comments and encouragement I’ve received on this blog. You all have believed in me – and I believe in you.
Thank you all so, so much from the bottom of my heart.