Miserable, but excited is how I would describe the way I was feeling one year ago today.
I was miserable!
I hated the way I felt and looked. I wasn’t comfortable sitting, walking, standing. I had a terrible pain in my right foot when I walked. I despised going clothes shopping. I hid. I had no desire to go anywhere or do anything. It was not a fun time.
I had roller-coaster’d with my weight for most of my life. After having lost a significant amount back in 2005 and maintaining it for several years, it began to creep back up.
And creep, it did! I gained slowly, but continually. Each new year I would make the decision to lose what I had put on only to discover disappointment after a few months of doing what I had done in the past to lose. Each year after a short period, I would hit a wall that I couldn’t break through. Each year with that discouragement, I would stop and gain back what I’d lost (plus some). I had come to the place of thinking that my body was so tired of the abuse I had put it through over the years, that it was going to retaliate by not going below a certain weight no matter what I did.
Boy, was I wrong!
That leads to the next emotion I was feeling one year ago today.
I was excited to start a new eating and healthy lifestyle. I had hope that something would be different with this one, and it proved itself true. After making the decision, making a commitment, being consistent and persevering, six months later my first goal was accomplished. Another month and a half and the second one was accomplished. I had lost 80 pounds and in the best shape – and healthiest – of my life!
I was also excited because my husband had decided that he, too, wanted to make changes to create a new lifestyle. He not only met his goal of losing 60 plus pounds, but did it in four and a half months. Since that time we both have been able to maintain the loss without problem – because we TRULY created a new lifestyle.
So today, one year later I can say that I’m no longer miserable. I am STILL excited! Excited about our future together.
I am now comfortable sitting, walking, standing. I no longer have any pain in my right foot. I LOVE going clothes shopping. I no longer hide. I now enjoy getting out, doing things and going places. We are both having the time of our lives!
Just one year!
What a difference one year can make! So, with that said…
Happy one year anniversary to my Sweet Hubby and I for making the necessary changes to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life!
4 thoughts on “Miserable, but Excited”
Congratulations!!! I saw your post this morning as I was just sitting down working on my own goals! How encouraging! What kind of changes did you make to achieve your goals?
Hi Ann, Thank you very much! If you’ll look under my category of No More Weighting, you’ll find several posts talking about our new lifestyle as well as a few recipes/ideas. Basically, we eliminated all starchy carbs and processed foods and added consistent exercise. It’s not a diet, but rather a new lifestyle and the easiest transition I’ve ever had! I’m never going back!
Thanks for stopping by and blessings on your changes!!!
I am SO proud of you and David both and also grateful! Because with your sharing your new healthy, lifestyle, I am down 40+l lbs with still some to go, which I will accomplish losing and KEEPING off!
I am proud of YOU!