Friday, August 1, 2008

Weight loss journey

It's Friday and I couldn't be happier!! Paul and I were talking about possibly heading to San Francisco or somewhere around the Bay Area that may have some nice trails to go hiking on to get some exercise this weekend. It's just that you get some exercise with the added bonus of the beautiful views! What more could you ask for?! It's just something I'm always looking forward to more and more.

As some of you know, I've been going to Weight Watchers since the end of March this year to get rid of these extra "lbs" I've been hanging on to (or shall I say, they've been hanging on to ME!!). Thursdays are my weigh-in days and since yesterday was my weigh-in day (& birthday!), I got a bonus birthday gift when they told me I "broke" (which means, each time you lose 10 lbs and end up in a new category such as 170 lbs, 160 lbs, 150 lbs, etc.), I couldn't be happier!!! I have now lost a total of 19 lbs!!!! I still want to get down an additional 14 lbs (or more, depending on how it looks on me) which is my "healthy weight" and the rate I'm going, I should be there by the holidays!!! My husband, Paul, my daughter, Sabrina and my mom (who also is going with me) have all been such wonderful support for me. I love them dearly for giving me the motivation and continued love through this weight loss journey! I love you guys!!!

I also want to thank my friend, (you know who you are!) for telling me that this is how you did it which gave me the hope and motivation to achieve MY goal. Before I started going to Weight Watchers, I got to a point that I just kept telling myself that this is just how I was gonna be and that I needed to just get used to my weight and just deal with how miserable I felt in my own skin. I actually see the light at the end of tunnel now and how good it feels!!!!

There's this quote that I just love and thought it was perfect for how things are going for me. I just wanted to share it....

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

If you have a goal or dream - Act, Dream, Plan & Believe!!

1 comment:

Denise said...

YAY for your weightloss! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are looking for some great hiking trails - Muir Woods has some beautiful trails! Also, my favorite place to hike - EVER - is Big Basin in Santa Cruz. I know it's the COMPLETE opposite direction of SF - but it's SO beautiful and SO peaceful!