When I first started out on this weight loss journey, I thought that it would be a lot easier than it has been. While I didn't expect the pounds to fly off, I atleast expected to see results. What I didn't expect was how emotionally challenging--and rewarding--this would be.
Over the course of the last few weeks, I have amped up the weight loss journey. I made a proclamation on Twitter that I would run the Chicago Marathon in 2011. It is now 12 months and one week away. I realize that if I am to actually compete in the marathon I really need to step things up a bit. I really need to take more accountability for what I put into my body.
It is a learning process.
There are times that I want to just say "forget it" and just accept that the way that I am now is the way that I will always be.
But, it isn't acceptable.
So, I learn.
I learn what my eating triggers are. I learn how to control what I eat. I learn how to eat. Yes, I said how.
But I also learn about me.
Its a learning process
One that is forever changing. No two days are the same. Each day brings new challenges.
I am learning as I go....
I am learning that i am strong enough to do this. I am learning that I want better for my family and for myself.
Perhaps the most important part of this learning process...
I am learning to love me.