Wednesday, May 4, 2011

milestone week

i'm gonna celebrate for a minute and toot my own horn so bear with me...

i hit my 30lbs weight loss monday!!!! hooray!!!

i'm not great at celebrating these victories because i'll admit, i'm always looking towards the next milestone. as soon as i hit 30 i was trying to figure out if i can hit 40 by my family vacation. where was the stopping to be present in the current accomplishment? my sister lovingly reminded me of this monday as i was already looking ahead... quickly moving on from the joy of that moment.

so i thought i would post on my blog as a way of reminding myself to stop and celebrate and be thankful for how far i've come! i still feel like i have so far to go, but that's alright. one day at a time. this isn't a get-rich-quick scheme. this is a lifestyle change. a retraining of the brain. self-discipline. focus. determination.

i've realized over the last couple of months, as i've had to let some dreams go, that it can be hard coming up with new dreams... or realizing ones that have been pushed down for so long... and yesterday it hit me. this is one of my dreams. to be healthy. to not be overweight. to be happy in my own skin. and i'm going for it! sure it might not change the world, but it will change me and how i interact with it which makes it positive and something i should be proud to be working towards.

happy wednesday!

 

12 comments:

Lyryn said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!! Congrats! you look fabulous!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

:) You know how I feel about this. YIPPEEEEEEEE! So happy to be on this journey with you sister!

rocketmommy said...

Absolutely be proud! Be proud of each step! What an amazing journey you've been on. 30 lbs... WOW!!! Congratulations!!! 8o)
(that's a lot of exclamation points lol)

Kayla said...

Fantastic accomplishment...congratulations!

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

You DO look fab! 30 pounds is awesome. I need to enjoy the moment too, I've lost 6.8 and yet can't wait for ten pounds.

Cara S. said...

I LOVE this post and am so proud of you! Not just for losing the weight, but for doing it for you and for following your dreams and staying focused on those dreams! Keep setting those mini goals but as Katie told you also be proud of the now and celebrate where you are NOW!!

Liz said...

YOU are doing awesome. Consider this a big high five pat on the back.

Keep on keeping on, rock star! :)

Michelle said...

Yay for you! I'm so glad you're taking the time celebrate your accomplishment! Keep up the good work, girl!

Ashley said...

Yay Susan! Way to go! Yes, be sure to be proud of what you've done and even if you want to keep going acknowledge that you've done something that so many others in this world have such a difficult time doing! Weight is easy to put on and extremely hard to take off!

Brittany Ann said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY! Sus, that is so awesome! I am so proud and impressed with you, even if you're already looking ahead! You have done some major, amazing changes, girlfriend:)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How amazing!! Way to go!

Staci's Slimdown said...

I am also doing WW. My starting weight was 214.5. Now I'm 192ish. :) Gotta ways to go. Love the WW program. I had to quit meetings, so I started a blog and just love blogging! Congrats on your successes!