Monday, April 2, 2012

Adventures in Onderland

Today was a defining moment in my I won't be sure to forget any time soon.
I've been overweight for at least the last 15 years, and while I am still not at my goal weight, I am out of the 200's as of today and that much closer to being at a healthier weight...and I whole lot happier.
I have tried many times to lose weight over the years only to see those lost pounds (plus a few more sometimes) find their way back. I'd start and stop more times that someone learning to drive a stick shift!
I really can't put a finger on what was so different January 2011 either when I decided to once again make a conscious effort to eat better and exercise more. Maybe it was the bet I had made with my brother back in Sept 2010 to see who could lose the most weight by the time my son graduated from high school in May of '11 and that I hadn't really started till January? Maybe I thought I'd see how much weight I could lose in the 3 months that Brian was going to be away from home and surprise him when he got back? Maybe it was a combination of those things or something completely subconscious. Whatever it was, I went with it! Guess it doesn't really matter what it was, as long as I was doing it right?!
I am thrilled to say, that although I had a few ups and downs in 2011 and made yet another fresh start in January of 2012, I am on a life long journey of healthy eating and exercising. It's something that I know I am going to have to work at my whole life and that's ok cause I know now I am worth it!

1 comment:

Sherri said...

Yeahhhhh Laura - and you are right - YOU are worth it!! Awesome - inspiring ... I have gained a bit too much myself in the last couple years and am looking to get a new groove of feeling more fit and loosing some weight also ~ thanks for the kick start. It's not worth the back problems ect and I am worth feeling healthy. So happy that you are "keeping at it" ... I will have to check in more often and see how you are doing. :)
Cheers - Sherri