Today is my first year anniversary of starting on weight loss (this time around) and a healthier life (for the first time). I've lost 58 pounds in 366 days (yep this was a leap year so I had to add an extra day).
As I set here reflecting...
About a month ago I was really disappointed that all the weight wouldn't be off by my anniversary. All the times in the past that I lost weight it came off really fast (at least 2 pounds a week) so I had figured that surely I could get almost 100 pounds of in a year. I've still got 42 pounds to go and the year is up. In thinking really hard about it I realize that this time I haven't been stressing so much with just staying on a diet but learning to eat healthier (with the exception of a few little cheats along the way). That way I could eat some of the things that I like, just prepared in a healthier way. I'm sure this has made it slower as well as the age factor. I'm no spring chicken anymore. And this time I've had a lot more weight to lose than the previous times, since this time I was the heaviest I'd ever been.
So I'm just not going to kick myself in the rear for not being skinny already and enjoy the life I've started. If it takes me another year or so to get the rest of it off, so be it. At least doing it this way I'm not a grumpy butt all the time like I was when I was on a STRICT diet. I'm enjoying life a lot more this time around. And enjoying life is what life's all about, isn't it?