I very distinctly remember this dream I had a few years ago. I was a police officer (no idea where that came from) and I was in this convenience store that was being robbed.
Right in the middle of the dream, I realized that I was fat and I thought to myself, “Hey, this is my dream. I don’t have to be fat.”
And, just like that, I just magically shrunk down to my ideal size. While it certainly hasn’t been easy, I never really dreamed, nearly two years ago, that I’d be as close as I am now. The idea of losing so much weight seemed as far-fetched as that dream.
Yet, here I am, closer than I ever thought I’d be. Sometimes I still spend too much time focusing on my fat thighs (where I’ve always carried my weight) or my pudgy belly (the easiest for me to ignore…after all, I have given birth the three children).
But then I have to give myself a mental shake and realize what I’ve accomplished.
I’ve gone from this:
Wow. That’s something to be proud of…but I’m not done yet. And, sometimes I get lazy. Sometimes, I eat things I shouldn’t and miss a workout or two. That’s when I need somebody to kick my butt back into gear.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who needs that. Jill, from Just Jill, is really, really close to her goal weight, too. On last week’s Weekly Weigh-In, she suggested a friendly competition. I must be more competitive than I like to think I am because that excited me!
Now, I’ll confess, I probably gave her a little bit of a head start based on the way I ate this weekend, but I’m ready to hit the ground running today. After all the progress I’ve made, I’m not going to let one weekend derail my efforts.
So, let the smack talk begin! The loser has to send the winner a congratulatory care package. Start shopping, Jill! (Okay, Jill, I should have warned you: I do this to my kids, too. We smack talk each other mercilessly during board games. It’s all in fun and I’m totally kidding.)
Seriously, though, go cheer Jill on, too. That girl has lost some serious weight and is such an encouragement. Our goal in this competition is really just to cheer each other on and have some accountability..and to get that last stubborn 10 pounds off.
Let’s do this thing!
Do or do not. There is no try.