Sunday, February 4, 2007

60 Days Clean and Sober!

No I am not an alcoholic. I am however a recovering food addict and I can't believe it has been 60 days since I started my diet. I am so happy that my results have been so good. And I have
never been happier. It is amazing how much power I have gained. Power to overcome my temptations with food. Power to stick to my goals. Power to believe in myself. Power to motivate and inspire others. Power to be the best person I can be. It is amazing.

As I have thought about the past 60 days part of me wants to say it was easy. I think I just feel so relieved that I have come so far. But really, it has been challenging. When I set my goal to lose 100 pounds I was scared. I was scared of failure. I was scared of the disappointment I would feel if I didn't succeed. I think I came to the realization that failure was not an option. There are things in my life that I need to do and my weight has been preventing me from doing them. Not just physically, but emotionally. I wish I could find the words to explain what is in my mind, but they just aren't coming to me right now.

I have now lost a total of 6 inches off my waist. I did weigh myself today and I have lost more weight, but I don't want to get too excited until my official weigh in on Wednesday. George started with Dr. Hendricks on Saturday. He only has about 25-30 pounds to lose, but he is ready to DO IT! He said the reason why is because of me. He said I have inspired him to lose weight. I am so honored. Seriously, it made me so happy when he said that I inspired him. We are having a little friendly competition to see who can lose 25 pounds first. I hope I WIN! He will be tough competition that is for sure.


jethrojones said...

It is funny how things always seem easy in hindsight. After you have been through a furnace, you realize that it really wasn't as bad as it seemed when you were going through it.

Jo Anne said...

Looking great!!!

andrea said...

60 days is such a LONG time especially when you consider you had to do it through the holidays. You look good!