Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

I had one good day, now I'm ready to pair it with another. It's amazing how just having one under my belt has tweaked my perspective just enough to make me believe again that, yes, I can do this. We all can do this. I'm done talking about it, I'm done worrying about failure, I'm done with the b.s. This is it and my time is now. I'm ready for the hard work, I'm ready for the struggles and I'm ready for the pay off.

When I first started, not so long ago, back in March I was tired, but totally motivated. I was tired of feeling tired, tired of feeling extra large, tired of feeling the pinch of the waistband and mostly tired of not feeling like myself anymore. I was also tired of thinking that other people saw me as fat and tired of what other people thought of me as I shoved yet more food into my pie hole. I've lost 23 pounds, moved from being obese to overweight and feeling much better about myself. I have more energy, my pants aren't pinching anymore and I'm feeling more like "me." But I'm not yet satisfied.

So it's my time again, I'm feeling the motivation wash over me and it feels good. My immediate goal is to string one good day to the next good day. The bigger goal is to lose another 25 pounds. That is a lot for me and that also represents a lot of work and a lot of diligence. But hitting that goal will also represent success.

My plan is this, as it always has been:

Eat well but mostly eat small portions
Eat slowly
Drink water
Limit my alcohol intake
Exercise
Stay positive
Have fun

Repeat above steps over and over and over, hope, and pray.

Today is another day to have success. Another day and another chance to link one more good day with yesterday and tomorrow.

9 comments:

Hilary said...

You can do it! I know what you mean about the positive feelings you get having a good day under your belt :). One day at a time.

dadivastreet said...

You are doing great! You can do it! Many more good days!

Chubby Chick said...

Here's to another good day! I'm trying to do the same. We can do it! :)

Shanna said...

Sounds like you have it all worked out! Great plan! I really like the way you put it: "Today is another day to have success. Another day and another chance to link one more good day with yesterday and tomorrow"

Sign me up for the same game plan!! =)

Sagan Morrow said...

Your plan is super. Here's to all of your many successes!

spunkysuzi said...

You have a plan, your going to do great!! And you know you have lots of people behind you ;)

Tony said...

It is a long journey, but the payoff will definitely be worth it :).

MizFit said...

it's so obvious but those final two will ensure your success.

laughing burns a lotta calories :)

M.

Alli said...

We can do it girl! You are so right it only take one good day to make you feel like you can do this for the long haul... really goes to show that the most important thing sometimes is focusing on one day at a time. then all those good days string into weeks and months and before we know it we will be where we want to. Great post.