I Feel More Myself Today

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on June 16, 2017

in Weight Loss

Since I shared about my big weight loss goal for the summer, I thought it would be fitting to get back to sharing weight loss updates. To “finally” reach my goal weight has been on my radar for years. Yet, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this focused on making it a reality. Even more, I am making real and consistent progress. So, for the sake of accountability, I’m getting back in the habit of sharing my weigh-ins publicly.

Last weigh-in (June 1):  160.2
This week: 157.8 (-2.4)
Pounds to goal: 24.8

Tears welled up in my eyes when I looked back to a post from a year ago (literally to the day). At that time, I was 40.8 pounds from my goal. I have come so far in a year, and the weight is just a small part of it. I feel so much more alive and myself today.

I Feel More Myself Today

For the first time in quite some time, I feel comfortable in my skin again. Obviously, losing weight helps. But, it snowballs from there. Because I lost some weight, I feel better in my clothes. I can move easier because I feel stronger overall, while simultaneously lighter on my feet. I have more energy and I’m happier. The list goes on and on, but the ultimate result is that I feel more myself today. It’s a hard thing to put into words how it feels to feel at home in my own body. That in and of itself is a frustrating feeling when words often come so naturally. But, to explain this feels different.

Perhaps it’s one of those experiences you really only can understand if you’ve been there. Some things are just like that. Certainly, running a marathon felt that way. Nobody can quite understand those last few miles unless you’ve experienced it firsthand. I’ve never been pregnant, but my guess is that’s in the same vein. When I was heavier, both a year ago and at my heaviest, I didn’t feel like I was able to live the life I wanted. I felt like my weight was a barrier to the experiences and feelings I wanted.

So, while I still have work to do before I reach my final goal, I’m deeply thankful for how much more myself I feel right now. Alive, confident, and happy. It’s a really amazing place to live from and I can’t wait to keep on this journey.

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katie June 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

Hooray! Happy for you friend!
katie recently posted..Joy: going my own way

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Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution June 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Thanks, dear! <3

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