One of the things I loved about the idea of starting this blog originally was to have a record for myself of what I had accomplished along with all the physical & emotional challenges that came with taking on such a life-changing event. When you look at the big picture and try to wrap your head around the idea of losing any large amount of weight, it can be daunting. (I know this certainly was the case for me when tackling over 130 pounds.) If some of you have read my blog for a while you’ll know I actually didn’t start blogging until AFTER I had lost all the weight. I wanted to go back and record what life was like and enjoy the process more than I did when I was actually going through it. (I’m a slow learner so it took me losing the weight first before I could go back and figure out a way to enjoy the journey.)
This blog has done just that. It has given me a chance to open up with not only others, but more importantly myself. It’s given me a chance to feel happy and free, forgiven and loved. I love the feeling that I can do hard things and become whoever I set out to be.
January was 3 years for me. 3 years since I lost all the weight and changed my life. There were so many times right when I got to that point (the day I hit my goal) that I was unsure of what my future held and often wondered if I could keep the weight off because every day was a new day. (It still is.) I had never been this small, let alone wasn’t quite sure how to live in a body this size. Sometimes I thought I would be more comfortable to work my way back to my old body as my new body was at times intimidating, but I’m glad I didn’t let those thoughts occupy my time for very long.
It hasn’t been an easy journey and some months and days are definitely harder than others, but I am happy to say I am glad I am still healthy and happy. Maintenance is a journey in and of itself. I am hoping to blog frequently about my maintenance and what I am up to in hopes that my email inbox will stop growing and all will be well with the world because you’ll all know I am doing well and pressing on.