My featured image was from Friday night. We went into Northport Village, some friends of ours were playing music in the park. I saw people who I haven’t seen in a while, and they were blown away by my physical transformation. I’ve looked this way for a while, and although I am so happy with what I’ve been able to accomplish, it’s easy to forget how much I’ve changed. It’s funny how quickly the human body adapts.
I’m trying to channel some good feelings because I had to stay home today from work, I pulled the muscles in my neck and have been in (a lot of) pain all day. Being down physically is demoralizing the very next day after my 50th birthday! It’s just a reminder that I am a mere mortal and I am grateful this is not an everyday occurrence. I’m trying to look at the bright side and at least I’m at a point where it’s possible to write this post.
I may be daydreaming about the scrumptious lemon pound cake (that I threw away after the party) but I’m not eating it and that’s a big deal. In the past, it was easy to spread out my party celebration eating into the next day, week, or it had the potential trigger a total weight loss setback. That is months and months of care and attention to making behavior changes in how I approach food. This did not happen overnight and it’s not like it’s something I don’t have to work at. That might sound too hard, but I do feel so much better about myself this way. For me, it always comes home to one question, “What do I really want? I really want to get to goal.”
So, I wonder, what do you really want? This is a good question to think on. When you know the answer everything else becomes clear.