Today is a big day! It has been one year since I started this journey toward a healthier me! It kind of feels like a birthday, and I totally get why people celebrate “fitaversaries.” I’ve spent the last couple days thinking about everything from the past year, and I realized there is a LOT of it!
- I can cross my legs at the knees now!
- My towel wraps all the way around me!
- I never “give up!” I have bad days; I eat things I regret; I enjoy treats; I celebrate holidays; and I go on vacation. But I track it ALL, and when I’m done, I reign it in and get back on track.
- I can run! When I started, 60 seconds felt like I was dying – Now, my longest distance is 10 miles!
- I eat breakfast every day! I love my cold oats and look forward to them every morning.
- I’ve gone from a size 18-20 down to a size 10.
- I have BONES! I used to feel like the Stay Puff Marshmallow man – now I can see and feel hip bones, shoulder bones, and my collar bone! My knee caps are still in hiding, but I’ll find them eventually.
- I love to roller blade! I’ve taken my son to the rink to skate a few times this summer, and he’s getting good at it, too. It’s awesome to enjoy physically active outings with my family.
- I’m still me. I don’t actually feel any different – now it’s just easier to move.
- Sometimes people treat me differently. A parent who used to blow me off (almost to the point of rude) now invites me to “hang out” with her.
- It’s still hard sometimes. I don’t know why I didn’t expect this, but I didn’t. Some part of me thought that somewhere along the way it would get easy – haha. Nope. I’ve learned to think of obesity as a chronic disease. I’ll never be “cured,” but I can keep it in check through diet and exercise – just like 9 billion other chronic diseases.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year! I celebrated by getting a hair cut and taking Little Man skating. Tomorrow we leave for Ohio and then Pittsburgh, so my posts may be a bit sporadic for the next few days.
My eating has been good the last 2 days, and I feel so much better for it! It amazes me how much eating well make me feel good eating poorly leaves me feeling crappy.