Monday, February 20, 2012've got this?

I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. I believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. That if you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Life is hard. It is full of challenges and setbacks, but it is also full of amazing rewards. Just think about how it will feel when you finally reach your goal.

I still haven't reached my goal, but I know I will. I refuse to give up. I am too close to the finish line. Actually,  I don't know how to give up.

And that's something to curl up with.

Monday, February 13, 2012 year?

If you read my Motivational Monday from last week, then you know I only have 1.8 pounds left until I reach my goal. I was hoping to reach it on Saturday. Unfortunately, I didn't. I didn't lose any weight this past week. At first I was a little bummed, but then I thought to myself, "What are you upset about? You've lost 69+ pounds. So you didn't reach goal this week. That's okay you'll do it next week."

Thus, my weight loss journey continues, with a positive attitude and smile. As a friend of mine told me... 2012 is my year, and that something to curl up with.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

...a great race?

Last weekend I signed up for my first 10k, The Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills. I have to admit I am a little nervous. This will definitely be a challenge, because running has never been an area of strength for me. As a child, I could barely run a 50 yard dash, let alone a 10k. I hated running, I hated being sweaty, I hated exercise. So when a friend asked if I wanted to do this race with her, it took some convincing. Actually, it took more than convincing. It took a sparkle tutu and an invitation to run with "Team Sparkle", to get me to agree. Now, I am really excited and might even go out and buy my own sparkle tutu.

Hmm... Maybe I can find a gold or yellow one, and then I could spray my hair green and dress up as a pineapple. After all pineapple is my favorite fruit...

Wouldn't that be something to curl up with? I think so.

Oh and by the way, I run because of boys like him. If he can do it, I can do it,  and so can you! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

...a little bit of pride?

You've earned more than your pain. You've earned your pride.

As of Saturday, I have lost 69.2 pounds. I am only 1.8 pounds away from my Weight Watchers goal, and I am left speechless. It doesn't seem real. But it is. And I am proud of myself.

My journey has in no way been painless. It has been hours of exersize and shopping and food preparation. My journey has been stressful and frustrating and at the same time, euphoric. I am not going to say that I have loved every minute of it, because that would be a lie. Although, I will own it and be proud of what I have accomplished.

This is my journey. My life. My body. My pain. My pride. And, No-One can take that away from me. Because, I've earned it.

And that is something to curl up with!