*long-winded post ahead*
For the past 3 years I have been working towards losing 100lbs purely through diet & exercise. I have been obsessing over the scale and the last few pounds of my goal over the past couple of weeks. Today my scale told me I had achieved that goal, but I kept trying to undermine it by thinking "well it's not the same scale from three years ago" or "I don't have my shoes on, so it's not accurate." However, I'm not going to let that thinking take away my victory. Besides losing pounds, I've dropped multiple clothing sizes and today while trying on clothing found that I could wear a size of jeans I've never been able to in my adult life. (I had stopped wearing jeans altogether a few years ago as I couldn't fit any of my old ones and really didn't want to know what size I was then.) On top of that, I bought my first two-piece bathing suit, partly inspired by my beautiful friend @shelbischroeder. (The last time I bought a bathing suit I had to order it online because it was a size two times larger not even carried in stores.) What's probably even more important, though, is that I'm the healthiest I've ever been. Before I started, I had high cholesterol and was pre-diabetic (almost full blown Type II) and today I can say both my cholesterol and blood sugar are normal. I'm so glad to be at the place I am now and am thankful for all of those around me who have encouraged, supported, and inspired me along the way. I'm looking forward to becoming more fit & healthy, but for right now I'm just going to enjoy the progress I've made so far.
#weightloss #100lbsdown #fatandfit #bodypositive