Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Long Road

It's been a long and winding road, but I'm 16 lbs from my goal weight (or what I THINK is my goal...I haven't set anything in stone yet). Most of the time I don't believe it and I still get taken aback when people compliment me. But I'm getting there. I'm realizing that no, they're not kidding and yes, I really have lost almost 110 lbs. I'm starting to notice my confidence increasing. I've also been shifting my focus from the scale to the real reasons of why I wanted to lose weight in the first place.

-I wanted to be able to walk & run without feeling like I was dying.
-I wanted to increase my fitness capabilities and horizons.
-I wanted to set a good example for friends & family and let them know that it can be done.
-I wanted to let the real me shine through without anything getting in the way.

Now that I'm on the verge of accomplishing this huge task...I know I need to set other goals.

-I will be signing up for several 5k's before the end of the year. When the temp cools down (from the 100's), maybe I'll even start training for a 10k.
-I love photography and would like to expand my portfolio.
-I want to dabble more in painting and DEFINITELY get back into drawing. I'd even like to create some work to sell!

4 comments:

Amy said...

WOW. You look AMAZING! I'm so excited for you and all of the progress you've made!

Tiffany said...

I love you and I love your goals! We'll have to support each other with the running. =) And you KNOW I'm a huge fan of you and your photography. Someday when you're a hot shot photographer, I'll say "I told you so....." =)

Love you!

Sharon said...

Being one of those family members who is awesomely inspired by your success I'll be the first to tell you that IT WORKED!!! Yes, as you know I've also joined Weight Watchers and have lost 10 pounds so far. Baby steps baby! I am so enormously proud of you that it brings tears to my eyes and butterfulies to my stomach every time I think about how strong you are. My prayer is that you will some day realize your dreams and the world will recognize your talent as a photographer and artist! I love you!!!

Becky Baker Horn said...

You are a tremendous inspiration to this member of the family! Thank you again for being willing to share your journey with the rest of us!