The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 250

Two hundred and fifty days. That is a long time for me. It is the longest I've ever kept at loosing weight before in my life. As a reward I'm given the most weight I've ever lost before, and a whole boatload of non scale victories such as: walking without pain. I wont say I've spent 250 days on plan. That would not be true, and at this point while I do not think its impossible to do, I do think its an awfully high bar to set for someone who really wants to get through the day/week/month/year. If it broke my stride to have an off day every once in a while I would not be here typing this right now. I would have given up a long time ago. I want everyone to remember that. Remember that goals are things to aspire to, and not be defeated by. Tony posted that May was a bad month for dieters, and while I don't know as much he may well be right. We do tend to lose focus and drive when we realize that things are not progressing as quickly or as well as we want them to. I will give you the one thing I know (I think, don't be mad at me for making this statement!) works for every dieter I know: Keep going. Do not stop for missteps or mistakes or for days off. Keep going even when you really really don't want to. Never stop telling yourself that you are on a diet (or whatever you want to call it) because the moment you do you are setting yourself up for quitting.

I know I keep pushing the above point, but it really is what is making the difference to me right now. It is what separates this journey from all of the other little walks I've taken toward the same outcome.

I realized another NSV today! My husband bought me a pair of jeans (that I wanted so badly) two years ago from a certain store for Christmas. They are a size 26, cut very small. I have been wearing some 26's for a while and unable to get these pants up over my thighs. Tonight while getting dressed to go out I tried them on again and not only do they fit, I can take them off without unbuttoning them!

Tomorrow is weigh in and I am finally dragging a friend to the meeting! Wish me luck!


CinciMom11 said...

Woohoo! I bet sliding those jeans off feels great!!! :)

Great message and reminder here! It is so easy to feel defeated by a goal.

250 days is FOREVER! This is definitely a life style change. Great job. :)

Rettakat said...

Oh, I SOO agree with you about KEEP GOING, no matter what.

We get too hung up on the stumbles.. and forget the LONG view.

This is the best I've ever done in my life, too. Not perfect, but I just kept going, too. In fact, I had planned on talking about my latest stumble tomorrow. But you are right... the most important thing: always keep going, no matter what!

We are doing this!

PS: cool about those jeans!

Lindsay said...

Way to go!!! That is a huge accomplishment 250 days is awesome :)

G said...

Keep it up! That shirt looks like its been too big for you about 40 pounds ago...