Do you ever feel like you've just had enough? This summer is miserable for heat and humidity, and being double the size I should be doesn't make for a comfortable time of it. I just do NOT want to go into another summer this unhealthy.
Is it reasonable to want to go into the summer of 2011, about 60 lbs lighter? I wonder if that is doable, in a mere year. That wouldn't get me into a healthy range - but I would sure be a LOT more comfortable.
I emptied the pantry of all the unhealthy things in there. (I cleaned out the refrigerator last week.) Wow, I filled two brown grocery bags with stuff. I mean, I couldn't cram another thing into either bag.
It was a real eye-opener, to see it all gathered together, my poor (past) choices laid out before me. I actually marvel that my body has survived as well as it did, for as long as it did, given the type of "fuel" I was using. What was I thinking?
So, here is my partial list of things I will look forward to, as my weight goes down:
Fitting more comfortably into those ridiculously small airline coach seats.
Crossing my legs like a lady again.
Clothes shopping in a regular store. Heck, just clothes shopping period.
Being able to sit in a booth - any booth - without having to first scope out if there is truly enough room.
Having more flexibility, energy and stamina.
Actually going to a public beach or pool for a swim.
and the most important ...
A longer life, of much higher quality, to spend with the people I love.
That alone is worth tossing out all that garbage "food" from my pantry. I mentioned in an earlier post that I kept putting off taking control until "tomorrow" - but that tomorrow turned into the next, then the next, and the next again ... one day, we run out of tomorrows. We don't know when that will happen, so we have to make the most of TODAY.
Feelin' strong and resolved ...