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Goal of 70 - first goal hit!

As I write to you know I am officially

pounds lighter than when I started my fitness journey!

21 pounds ago, I could not have imagined making it here, and here I am!  

I'm looking forward to the next 21 pounds, but I am celebrating this accomplishment big-time!

Yesterday as I was getting ready for work Jake was still sleeping so instead of turning on the light I used the light from my iPhone to find my way around our closet.  I put on my pants and shirt and walked downstairs...

When I passed a mirror, though, I realized something.  The pants I had intended to wear were not on my body.  Those were still upstairs somewhere.  The pants I was wearing were pants that I haven't been able to comfortably fit into for quite a while.  This was the BEST feeling in the world!  I will never go back to those other big-girl pants again - but I'll keep them around for a while to see how far I progress :)

Besides my body changing, I've noticed that my opinion of myself is changing as well.  If you had asked me 21 pounds ago if I loved my body I would have said No.  Absolutely not.  I could have given you a list a mile long of things that I hated and wanted to change - legs, arms, stomach, etc etc.

Even though I have more weight I want to lose and I have many more goals to achieve, I can say this with 100% honesty:

Loving my own body for what it is in this exact moment is a great feeling- one that I hope to keep for the rest of this journey and the rest of my life.  The body I have right now is enabling me to make the changes and make my dreams a reality- what's not to love?

I hope you're having a wonderful wonderful day :) 


Venus Trapped In Mars said...

That's incredible. You should be so proud of yourself. That is the best feeling ever when you fit into pants you haven't worn in a while. Not that I would know, seeing as I think I may have found the 21 pounds you lost! :)

Maggie B. said...

Hooray! Good job for you!! =) I know just how you feel... the same way I feel after loosing 33! =) We rock!

RadiantKristen said...

DUDE! Those pants and your butt are never, ever, ever going to see each other again. Unless you do one of those weird, "look how far I can pull my pants out" pictures. Those always seem really awkward, like why do you want to show tangible proof of something so humiliating? Don't do it.