Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Feeling banderiffic!

Woo hoo Lucy....guess what?  40 is just 3/4 miles ahead.  I can't believe it.  I have lost almost one third of all the weight I need to lose.  Holy doodle!  Who would have thought...  This is truly amazing to me.  I have never lost this much weight in a 5 month period...ever...  I was going to wait until I officially hit the forty pound mark (need 0.8 lbs still) but then I thought, if I take all my clothes off and run around the neighbourhood five times I can probably get that 0.8 off.  Really, I would have done it, naked as a jay bird, but alas, I can't leave my baby boy alone at home and one of the neighbours would definitely call my husband at his basketball game and then all the guys would come to see what was going on and then my husband would be a bit embarrassed (or maybe not...I haven't asked him if he'd mind his lovely wife parading around the neighbourhood at top speed and sans undies...I'm guessing he might object). Good enough reason to just go ahead and celebrate 40 lbs lost a tiny bit early...I think so... 

So I am feeling pretty darn proud of myself today.  I am really doing this.  All kinds of things have changed but most profound has been the obsession with food that has disappeared into thin air (nice pun...).  When I think back to the deep, dark place I had gotten myself into and how I searched desperately for a way out ( I heard about the band and researched it voraciously), I can hardly believe how life has taken a 180 for me.  Food means something entirely different to me now.  I look at it as nourishment to keep my body strong and healthy not a salve to heal my emotional needs.  It is a beautiful thing to be freed of this turmoil.  I am truly blessed to have found this path and to be travelling along it with a hop, skip and a jump in my step.  I feel like a kid again!  One day, when I am ready, I would like to share my journey in person with others and encourage them to reclaim their happiness.  I am definitely on my way to further success but I am also enjoying the journey there.  I feel so good about myself. 

4 comments:

Nella said...

Woooohooo! Run naked and do the happpy dance!

THE DASH! said...

Just fantastic news. Feeling less obsessed about food is all we can ask for. Happy for you :)

Amy said...

Awesome awesome awesome! You are doing the right thing and it all your hard work is paying off. Congrats!

amandakiska said...

I feel the same way about the obsession being lifted! Isn't it incredible?