Week 35, Day 245:
Those who know me, know that I rarely speak about faith nor do I ever speak about it in a positive context, but I feel that in light of this momentous occasion, faith is very important.
Have faith. In yourself.
The past two weeks have been very rough on me. Work and family life have taken a toll on my plans, and for the most part I've felt very down about the way I was progressing in my diet and exercise. Where I used to exercise every day, and hold myself to a 1200 calorie diet, I found it more and more impossible to find time to exercise and less and less likely to keep under my cap. With my weight fluctuating back and forth from day to day, it seemed that I was just barely going to make my goal by June 30th.
This weekend, I was under it. :o)
I lost faith in my plans... I lost faith in the tools I taught myself... I lost faith. This has rejuvenated me. I have my motivation back. And what's even better, with a new sense of reassurance that even though I may get down on myself, feel disappointed or guilty. Ultimately, I'm on the road to success. And not just for this goal or the next or the next, but for the rest of my life.
To date I have lost 45.4 lbs. I have only 10.6 lbs to my final goal (for now, that is). I originally started with a whopping 56 lbs to lose, and now I'm in the homestretch for 10 lbs! At this rate I'll hit it well before the due date of Oct 12th. I'm overjoyed!
To quote a wonderful movie: "I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head."
Onward! I'm ready for the challenge! This time with faith that no matter what the struggles the outside world or my inner self face, I will face them head on, with full confidence that I will prevail!
Cue Uprising by Muse