Today is a learning day. Today is my 6 month 100% PD anniversary, and I started the day out disappointed. Disappointed that my scale had not moved another 1/2 pound to get me to my goal this month of being in another set of “10s”. 1/2 pound! I was going to let that start my day? Almost. But then, reality won out. The reality that every day I am healthier than the day before. EVERY DAY. There’s not a lot of people that can say that. Every day I make a choice (several choices throughout the day, actually) to make my health a priority. My food is the start of my health, my dance and exercise supplement it. Balance in my work/home life is next on the agenda. How I am going to tackle it, I am not sure. But I know that if I watch and actively listen to the archived PD videos, the help I need will be there – just like it has been there for my food and exercise. Julie and Jerry have created a whole life educational experience, and I am so grateful for them.
Another reality: had I not found PD I would still be struggling with how to get the weight off. Dieting since I was 12 years old, I dieted my way up to 304 pounds in March, 2014. I remember clearly that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I first saw those numbers, then I pushed them aside and kept on dieting. In the next 8 months I was able to lose a few pounds, so that by the time I found PD I was down 11. Then, silly me – who sometimes needs a brick dropped on my head to make actual change – did PD part time. The next 6 months had me at another 14 pounds down. But the real change in both my weight and health came when I went 100% PD. The next 6 months brought a weight loss of 49 pounds – double the amount of weight loss in less than 1/2 the time. 49 pounds in 6 months!
I’m down 8 pounds since last month. I’m down a total of 4 pant sizes (it should be more, but I was really squeezing myself into my jeans last year). My boobs are smaller (yes!), my waist is coming back, I’m dancing and exercising, and I want to move! I’m happier. I’m healthier. I am grateful.
What the heck do I have to be disappointed about? Absolutely NOTHING!