You know how sometimes you just know stuff, and no matter how many times other people might tell you the same thing, sometimes all it takes is reading a quote or story or whatever and all of a sudden it's like EUREKA! You finally get it. It sinks in.
I read this quote for my daily Lesson-for-LIFE by Bill Phillips. I've been so hung up on losing pounds, fat, inches, and the fact that, go figure, it's not happening fast enough. Bill goes on to say that we need to concentrate on what we gain ... gaining strength, gaining muscle, gaining emergy, gaining self-respect, gaining self-awareness, gaining self-trust, gaining self-esteem, gaining back control of you life. And you know what ... I have gained all these things...and much more.
So I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has encouraged me, told me to be patient, congratulated me on my progress, hung in there with me despite my whining and griping and obsessing.
And especially to the love of my life who watched me over the years get bigger and bigger and bigger and never put me down, never made me feel like a failure, never insulted me, because that's just not who you are. Instead you accepted me for who I was, love me for who I am, rolls and bad eating habits, and being lazy, etc. etc. etc.
But those are things in the past and I have gained so much during the past 7 months. I'm feeling like I did 20 years ago when I actually loved and respected myself. It's so great to be back ....