Friday, November 5, 2010
Beyond obesity with picture montage
How did I celebrate my new status???? I went to the gym and went for a run on the treadmill. Today has been interesting....
I remember when I got married and we were driving to our honeymoon location. It was a bit of a bummer. I had planned for months and months for this single day and in an instant it was over. My weight loss experience has been similar. I've always thought 208 was this magical number. I am the same today as I was yesterday. The only difference is that now my doctor won't check the obese box when I go in for my next appointment. On the flip side I am nothing like I was 17 months ago.
Today also brought a bit of anxiety. I started to wonder: What if I gain it all back? What if this suddenly becomes too hard? What if I just stop caring? I read blogs ALL THE TIME about people who have lost 50+ pounds only to gain it back. I can't imagine doing that to my body, but I know that it does happen. This is where my friends come in. I am asking you to be brave and remind me of my goals and the importance of taking care of my body if the day does come that I begin to slack. Hubby has very specific directions about how to kick me in the butt if he ever sees me not taking care of my body or making excuses for continual poor eating choices.
Don't get me wrong! Today has been full of celebrations, but also some anxiety and post goal meeting let-down. I always said that I would do a photo montage once I reached my major goal of no longer being obese. Before I post I must give thanks to my friends and family that have been SOOO supportive of my efforts. I have a friend who actually ran a 5K with me to support my efforts. Another friend always calls and reminds me of how proud she is of my progress. Countless friends who started C25K when I was in the thick of it. I loved hearing their progress. Lastly, I have an amazing husband who has supported all of my crazy goals (and fitness purchases!) and great kids who have let me drag them to the gym on countless days so that Mommy can get healthy. XOXOXOXO
I'm not sure what my next big goal will be, but I know that I already have established the routines in my life needed to meet that goal.
Here's the montage: