Happy 20th Anniversary, Sweetie!!
Okay, so last week I reached my goal weight.
So, now what?
Well, the path doesn't stop when one reaches a weight-loss goal. In fact, now there are a few choices to make.
Throughout this year-long journey, I have had ups and downs, literally and figuratively. *snork* I've wound my way through the dark forest, traversed steep ridges, tripped over my own feet and fallen into holes of my own making, but with one last bit of strength I persevered and SUCCEEDED!
Only to have a reality check shoved into my face.
It ain't over, people. This fat lady may not be fat any longer, but she sure can't sing either.
Just because I reached one goal, it doesn't mean I can relax my guard. There will always be a path ahead of me, whether it's the easy downhill road that leads to the slide of where I was one year ago, or the unknown course that leads into the murky woods where the path doesn't look easy, level, or without challenges.
Which path do I choose?
I'm choosing the unknown path.
During last year I've been up and down on my weight, but overall I've lost. It's been slow and I would have incredible decreases of weight with equally impressive rebounds.
And that was what happened last week--I regained 3.2 of the 4.4 pounds I had lost. I was still right at my goal weight, but it hammered home to me that this isn't a diet. This isn't a quick fix or even a long term fix.
This is my LIFE. A healthier life that I prefer to lead.
Is it going to be easy?
Heck, no. It will be challenging in every possible way. I'll still have my trigger foods to deal with and I'll periodically have to weigh and measure to keep my portions the correct size.
But I'm good with that, because I intend to LIVE LIFE to the fullest, which means there must always be give and take.
What is life without its joy and celebration?
One big drag.
The key is to celebrate OCCASIONALLY and not daily.
I think I'm up to the challenge. . . . but the question is, are you?