It's been fun, taking a walk down memory lane and seeing where I was back when I started in 2008 - not only with how my food has changed, but also how resistant I was to exercise. I'm amazed at how things have evolved over the last four and a half years, and all for the better. I am really glad that I started this blog, because in rereading the posts, I realized that I'd already forgotten a lot about my weight-loss journey.
On that note, I failed recently to recognize my 3 year anniversary of hitting 100 pounds lost; a milestone that I never want to forget, as getting that weight off was such a huge life-changer for me. I went from being someone who stayed on the sidelines of life most of the time to becoming a much more active, energetic, adventurous and confident person, and while I still have my share of insecurities, I don't let them stop me from trying new things. One of the phrases that my Grandmother used to say a lot was "why not?" and I find myself saying that more and more. Why not run? Why not zip line, or climb a cargo net? Why not learn how to knit? Why not try things that deep down I've wanted to, but outwardly never had the nerve - why not? I really like that I'm doing now, rather than wishing.
So today, I'm remembering the old me. I'm acknowledging how far I've come in this weight-loss and maintenance journey. And I'm celebrating - heck yes, I'm shouting it from the rooftops - the fact that three years ago I not only reached my 100-pounds-lost milestone, but that today, I've kept that weight off.
November 15, 2009 - GO ME!