Today I had one of the most satisfying wins of my weight loss so far! It has been 4 YEARS since I have seen a 2 in front of my weight, and I won’t lie, it makes me giddy finally getting there after just 2.5 months of hard work. Granted, that only makes my weight loss a grand total of 20.4 lbs overall, the important thing is I am getting there!
Now you may be thinking, “Janna, you’re still morbidly obese and nearly 300 lbs, why are you celebrating?” I’m doing something about it, that’s why, I’m lapping all of the people sitting on their couches wanting to do what I’m doing. I’m not wishing or hoping anymore, I’m in the trenches making it happen. That’s something to be proud of. If you’re there with me, pat yourself on the back! You’re doing an excellent job just because you’re trying.
So far on my weight loss journey I have religiously worked out nearly every day, and mostly kept a close eye on everything that went past my lips and into my body. That is not to say that I have not struggled, and that this has not been an uphill battle for me when it comes to overeating and making bad food choices. My biggest struggles so far have been eating healthy when I’m visiting others or generally not at home, and working through being disappointed in my self when I don’t do things perfectly. It’s really hard not to give up when things don’t work out the way I think they should. But here I am, still plugging along and trying to be consistent so that I will make it to my goal weight at some point.
So, for today I am going to focus on the positive things that are coming from this struggle. I am making scale gains, and I am adding years to my life by doing this, and my energy levels and body have never felt better than I have in the last 3 months. It has been so worth it, and will be so worth it in the future!
A note to my future self:
Never forget where you started, and never stop trying to be better than you were yesterday. Also, stop buying cheap workout shoes if that’s something you’re still doing, you’ll still be regretting it.
Don’t forget, when you’re out there experiencing your journey may your feet never ache, your willpower never fade, and your mind always stay focused on the prize at the end of the road.
If you would like to write a note to your future self, feel free to share it in the comments below. If you’ve recently had a win, I want to hear about it. We can use all the encouragement in the world on our personal journeys, and talking about our wins is a huge way to encourage ourselves and others!