Keep Moving Forward

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

First, I refuse to ever start over when it comes to weight loss. All you can do is keep moving forward. It is easy to dwell on yesterday, but you can't.

Yesterday, for the first time in forever, I tracked everything I ate. Everything. I didn't fudge or cheat, I stayed on track and stayed within all my nutrition goals. I am not on a diet so nothing started yesterday. I am a work in progress and yesterday was a huge accomplishment to achieve my goals.

My goal is not a number on a scale. It is not a dress size. My goal is simple. I want to look myself in the mirror and feel really good about the person looking back. I want to feel comfortable in my own skin. Last year as I mentioned in my last blog, I survived breast cancer. Breast cancer leaves you with battle scars that never go away. I have scars from the lymph nodes that were taken, the tumor that was removed and the port in my chest. I cannot change those. I don't even want to. As long as I take a breath, those scars only prove that I went to war and won.

What I can change is my weight. I would love to say I am doing this for my health, and part of that is very true, but I am vain and although no amount of weight loss will ever transform me into a beauty queen, it will give me back the self esteem that I so desperately want.

I am 63 lbs from my scale goal. I am 19 lbs from onederland. And I am getting closer every day to looking in the mirror and feeling good about the girl looking back.

I refuse to dwell on the should haves and could haves, instead, I am going to keep moving forward.
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    When I read this, it just made me feel so good inside. You are an incredible person and a very strong and brave woman. emoticon
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