November 2010 on November 29, 2010 6:39 am
Once again, time has gotten away from me. I guess between work, school, and family, I don't have as much free time as I'd like. The exciting thing that happened to me this month was that I hit goal on Thanksgiving morning!!! I, of course, was completely thrilled. Goal in 9 months, to me, is pretty amazing. I realize that it is just an arbitrary number on the scales, and I honestly don't feel any different weight 140 than I did when I weighed 145 or even 150...but I guess, to me at least, it just signals success. I've been dieting pretty much for as long as I can remember, and I *always* set goal weights for myself...and I NEVER once reached my goal weight. Never. I seriously did WW for 6 months straight prior to pursuing WLS, never missing a weekly meeting or weigh-in, never missing a day of counting my points...and I couldn't even get below 209. So yeah, you could say that I feel pretty proud of myself right now. Proud, and thankful. I think it was appropriate in a weird, cosmic sort of way that I hit goal on Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving took on a whole new meaning for me. I really realized all of the great things I have going on in my life: the weight loss, the renewed sense of self-worth and self-esteem, returning to school, deciding on getting my MBA, winning a scholarship, my wonderful family and friends, having a good job...just pure happiness and joy - things I never realized before now that were lacking from my life. I'm just so damn appreciative now of all that I have, and all that I have going for me. It amazes me on so many levels how much the DS has changed me and my outlook on life. I always thought of myself as a fairly happy, upbeat kind of person...but now, I don't think I really was. Now, I think that I was a person who was going through the motions for the benefit of other people, trying to keep up a facade. I think, deep down, that I was pretty miserable with myself and my life...with the limitations that obesity put on me. Thank you, DS, for setting me free!
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