At my Weight Watchers group the leader, Sandy asked us to recall a special outfit that we had once felt good in. Perhaps a Wedding Gown, or an evening dress. She told us to think of it often, as a way of keeping motivated and strong. Maybe put a photo on the fridge door, or hang up the outfit in a prominent spot in the wardrobe.
I like to think of the jeans that I bought because I actually liked them, and chose them not because they were the only ones that fitted.
Sandy also suggested taking weekly photos as a way of tracking our progress, to serve as a tangible reminder of our journey. She didn't actually say it quite like that, but that's how I chose to hear it, anyway. So here goes.
This is a selfie I took after a long walk and workout in the park. When I look at it I feel like I am strong and younger and healthier. Exercise is definitely a good choice for me.
I know that food is my biggest hurdle and the thing I find hardest to control. I know that I can exercise, and that it becomes a habit that I look forward to and enjoy. So, for now I am choosing to feel good about that, and let the rest happen in time.
I would love to hear about the good choices you have you been making.