About Celebrate 2011: This year has been full of ups and downs for me. In January, I certainly didn’t think I’d have health issues and then end up losing less than 20 pounds in the year. It seriously, seriously had me down in the dumps the past few months. Instead of focusing on the pounds lost, I’ve decided to write a few posts celebrating all the great things I did in 2011.
I hit 101 pounds lost on January 24, 2011. I was seriously so excited. I earned every pound and was proud of the lessons I learned about myself. I could manage my food binges. I could work out in a gym. I could finally walk a 5K after periods of being completely sedentary and over 450 pounds. I fully believed (and still do) that one day my body won’t limit what I can do and experience in life.
Every time I get to say that I’ve lost over 100 pounds, I hold my head high. I try my best every day to lead this new healthy lifestyle and continue on the path of fitness no matter what the scale says. So much of the learning about ourselves comes from the failures and knocks that we take, but sometimes the big “woah!” goals help you realize how far you’ve come. I am insanely thankful for 100 pounds left on the gym floor, and for the support I have to continue living my best life.