I finally moved! Of course it poured the entire time we loaded and unloaded the truck, but I've now officially spent my first night in the new house! It is going to take me awhile to organize this mess though. Due to scheduling and we needed my brother's help with some of the heavy stuff so we had to move on a week night. So with moving so late at night I really haven't touched much of anything. But, I did skim through one of my bags I used a lot this fall and I found $20, woohoo! I just love when that happens! But, I also found a letter I wrote to myself that I completely forgot about!
When I first joined Weight Watchers and I was feeling super motivated it was recommended that in a time of a motivational high you should write a letter to yourself to read when you are in a low point to remind yourself of why you are here.
I'm sad to say that I hadn't been listening to my own advice. Interesting reading through my old letter that I even mentioned airplane seat belts and yet last weekend I went through the same thing again.
Well, here is what I wrote back in November:
Dear future ktj,
You can do this! That warning on all the success stories you read that say "results not typical" doesn't apply to you. Small losses at a time and you will eventually reach your goal. Don't focus on how long it is taking because you are changing your life and when you hit goal you will still have to keep up what you are doing.
That reese's cup, diet coke, large fries. . . so not worth it!
Imagine a day when you can go to the mall and walk into any store and find something that fits. Imagine weating a bathing suit on the beach and not feeling horrible about yourself. Imagine going to Kennywood and actually riding the rides again and hey you never know maybe you'll make it to Disney. Imagine not having to worry about the seatbelt fitting on a flight. . . imagine all of that and so much more! Someday it will happen!
Just hold on. You've come so far. Struggling with following the program? Tell someone you need help. Keep going to meetings. Go back to the basics like it is week 1. Not exercising? Download a new song and get on that elliptical and run! No excuses!
Life will not be better if you stop. Life will only get better if you suck it up and get yourself back on track.
<3 the old meA relatively short note that I wrote down, but I'm glad I did. I had been on a motivational low for awhile, but I feel it coming back. The amount that I want this, that I want to change has been on the rise again. I'm determined to get myself out of my longterm funk.
I remember in December looking at food all the time and saying "it's not worth it." I strayed from that and I'm seeing how much of a difference that made. I'm so proud of myself that I'm not giving up. I'm here for the long haul!
I debated about sharing my little note, because it is a little corny, but for me it was good to think about imaging the things that could be. What are you looking forward to the most once you lose the weight?