Day 46 of 365 . . . prompt word: morning
Ten months ago, I embarked on a mission. To finally lose weight. I had gained so much weight over the years and at some point I think I gave up. I had tried and tried to lose weight. But I’d only lose about 10 lbs and then gain it back (with extra on top). At some point I thought, “What’s the point? It’s never going to come off.”
At my heaviest, I weighed 235 lbs (I’m just under 5’6″ in height). A few years ago we got a dog. He had so much energy we walked him two or three times a day. After he had been with us for about six months, I stepped on the scale. I had lost 15 pounds! I kept going and lost another 10.
But life got in the way.
I gained about 15 back. I figured I would never drop below the 200 lb mark. I tried so many times and failed.
But last December (the 12th) I think I finally made up my mind to change. My hubby and I started the South Beach Diet and upped my level of activity. I started walking on the treadmill at first. And the weight slowly melted away one pound at a time. Before I knew it, I had dropped below the 200 lb mark. I was in Onederland.
That’s when I knew I could run.
I started by slowly walking and then jogging little bits at a time. I couldn’t wait until I could run more than a minute. Then it was two. Three. Four. Five . . . . Ten. I heard about a great running app — Zombies, Run! I downloaded it onto my iPhone and I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to run again.
Now, they have come out with Zombies, Run! couch to 5K training program.
Today, I have lost a total of 35 lbs since December. I am well under 200 lbs. And I’m still looking at reaching my goal weight. It doesn’t matter anymore how quickly it will come off. The point is, I have proven I can do it.
No more excuses. Because that’s all they are. Excuses. Anyone can lose weight. Anyone. You just need to want to let it go.
What are your dreams?