It is nice to be below 240...I am pretty sure I have not weighed less than 240 in quite a few years. Now...only 8 more lbs before I can say so long to the 230's...that will be my next goal. I will concentrate on losing the next 8lbs...feels a little more manageable and I know that I can achieve that.
It does feel a bit funny being excited to weigh 238lbs...I still outweigh a NFL linebacker...however, in the world of a Fluffy Girl...it is a big change! It has been hard work...but it has been rewarding work. I am going to focus on the next month. The day after the cleanse is over, I will be, along with my friends and my Mom...heading to Enchanted Rock. I will be climbing the 425 foot dome of pink granite and I am really looking forward to it. Moving ahead...climbing a big rock...enjoying my friends and family and having a little mini-vacation to boot.
I want to push as hard as I can (in a healthy way) to reach my goal of 120lbs...I am aware that I am behind however, know that I cannot be discouraged. I must be optimistic (not always easy for me) and I have to maintain my Faith...even on days when it feels like I have too much to handle. I really like this quote below from one of the funniest women to ever live!
"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
I do have a long way to go...and at times it seems like an impossible task...but if I take a deep breath, focus on my goal and take a few minutes to think about where I have come from...I am reminded that this Journey has been all about overcoming. Overcoming illness, overcoming self-doubt, overcoming addiction, overcoming my history and overcoming apathy and so far, overcoming 43 pounds.
I also know another thing about this Journey that I could say everyday for the rest of my life and it would not begin to highlight the importance...I have been surrounded by Love and Support...absolutely amazing love and support. I am probably going to need that much more over the next 6 months.
I know that I probably sound like a broken record at times...and as I have admitted before, it does get challenging trying to write something different and fresh everyday...But I have decided that it is just fine to repeat my gratitude everyday...It is good practice! So as the reader I hope you do not get bored with it or that my words don't sound disingenuous...they are truly heartfelt!
So again, to all of my family, thank you for your continued support! To my old friends..thanks for all of your patience, your willingness to go through this change with me and for just hanging around for so long!!! To my new friends, thank you for adding a new spark to my life, for providing some wonderful wisdom and a great dose of happy!
So again...I am going to continue to focus on taking this challenge head on, one-day-at a time, full of God's grace and surrounded by unconquerable love!