Fitness Tip of the Day

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weigh In and believing in me!

I got great news today..............I lost 5 lbs! I am so excited there are no words I can come up with that describes how I feel right now. I have been struggling for the last few weeks with my weight staying at 309 - so to my surprise today when I went by the doc's office to weigh in I could not believe it. I actually can see my goal at the end of the long tunnel - and now I only have 5 lbs to go to reach the goal I set for myself of being less than 300 lbs. by September. I have really been down on myself the last few weeks and I think I was focused so hard on the numbers on the scale that I forgot about believing in me. This journey has been the most emotional one I have ever had to go through - the ups and downs, the good times and bad it all comes with change and I have to realize that even though I feel like I am losing this battle that I am actually winning it. I really feel sorry for my poor Mom and trainer they just don't understand all the emotions I go through on a daily basis. Sometimes I could just sit down and cry but I have to remind myself that this is something I am doing for myself and the only person that can succeed is me! Everything I do is a choice and making the right ones is who I am - it is tough but I look forward to the day I can say "I finally made it".

Tomorrow is the day I start my training in the pool - I am kind of excited but the horror of having to show my legs is what is stuck in my head but I know that believing in me is what will get me through the day.

Another one of my favorite quotes:

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.Eleanor Roosevelt

6 comments:

ate lyssand said...

so wonderfull good for you is all that is needed to say you are so strong !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mara
Eleanor Roosevelt spoke the truth...we must do what makes us happy. I'm proud of you and all of your hard work. WOW...five pounds, that's good - I'm excited also. At times I can see or even feel your frustrations, but you can do this. You're a sensational, wonderful, amazing person, I'm impressed how hard you work on new challenges. You are a winner.

mom and boys

we love you

Joy's Journey in Weightloss said...

Way to go, girl! Five pounds really helps momentum!!!

Lynn Haraldson-Bering said...

{{{squeezingyoutight!!!}}} Congrats on the loss, my friend! Yay you! Keep hanging in there. The rewards along the way are soooo sweet, aren't they?

I'm just so happy for you!

MizFit said...

THAT'S GREAT!

Liz said...

That's so great, five pounds is a lot and you should be proud of yourself for making it happen!