Tuesday, May 31, 2011

going for my goals

i'm in my 21st week of doing weight watchers and i'm still constantly amazed at the progress i'm making and the positive changes happening in my life. as of yesterday i am down 35.5lbs. that's an average of 1.7lbs a week which is right on track for healthy weight loss. i've been at this process for almost half a year! that's just crazy to me.

does it sound like i'm tooting my own horn? oh wait... i am! because i am proud of sticking with this. i'm proud of my discipline and my self control. although i couldn't have done this without God giving me strength daily... let's be honest. or my amazing sister who i get to walk this journey with. i think healthy positive reinforcement is a good thing and man- i just feel good!

i found a picture from christmas and put it side-by-side with a photo my sister took of me on sunday. i see the difference... do you?


for any of you on this weight loss journey- don't give up! this isn't about quick results. you are changing your life one day at a time. we all have bad days. trust me- i've been there. in the midst of all of this i lost one of the most special relationships i had. if anyone had a reason to give up, it was me. and i'm so glad i didn't. in fact, i think sticking with this during my difficult season has given me something positive to focus on and allowed me to do this for myself and no one else. i'm learning how strong God actually created me to be and i love it. i feel so empowered!

it's not over yet though! and you wanna know the truth? oh gosh... i can't believe i'm gonna write this...

i'm only halfway there.

oh man.

yup.

my goal? the one i've been so afraid to voice? is to lose 70lbs... by the end of the year if at all possible.

...........

i hate setting goals. i've never been a goal setter. because? i have an intense fear of failure. what if i set a goal and i don't meet it? i don't wanna put all that pressure on myself! but you know what? this is a new season for me. a season of growing and stretching and becoming all God wants me to be and that includes letting go of my fears!!! so there you go. i set a goal. and my worth and value are not based upon whether i reach it or not. i'm loved regardless. so boo to you failure. i don't care about you anymore. you aren't gonna have power over me anymore.

wow. i feel even more empowered now. haha. that was awesome.

thanks for your support as i travel this crazy adventure.

 

11 comments:

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Okay, "boo to you failure" was the BEST LINE EVER. You rock my socks off, sister. ROCK. I love you. I'll get to 50, you get to 70 and we will be total hotties. Oh wait, we already are:) Sound like I'm tooting my horn? OH WAIT, I AM! bahah

Sarah@life is what you make it said...

Way to go Susan!!!! You can do 70!!!! And? You look awesome:)

MrsB said...

you look fab! keep it up, girl!

rocketmommy said...

Absolutely be proud of yourself! You look AMAZING!!! and you've no doubt worked very hard. I have no doubt you'll make it to 70 and Katie will make it to 50 if that's what you want. I think it's so awesome that you guys have each other to go on this journey with. Way to go! =)

Michelle said...

GORGEOUS!!! You look fantastic! I am so proud of you. You are truly an inspiration. Keep up the fabulous work!

Jess said...

I can totally see a huge difference.

And the cheeks? I have them too. No matter how much I lose, when I smile, they move forward of their own volition. I figure in 20 years when everyone else's faces are all saggy, mine will still be all cute.

You are amazing. Admiration overflows, and that's the truth. And your next goal? You'll meet it.

Melissa said...

I definitely see a difference & ... AWESOME!! Way to go!! :) :)

Brittany said...

I can see the difference. You look GREAT, Susan! You can do this!! :)

Ruth Witmer said...

I believe in you Sue. You'll do it no doubt about it! So happy for your success!!

Brittany Ann said...

I cannot tell you enough how impressive your goal-reaching has been. I just want to hug you, I'm so happy for you:) You look beautiful, girly:)

Tatiana said...

I'm so impressed! I def. see a difference and you look beautiful! keep it up! You can so do it!