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!