Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's that time again

I'm three months into my healthy living experiment; I've got one more month to go on my original plan. Although sugar still calls my name, I've been able to resist; I've eaten many, many strawberries as a substitute for candy.

Thank goodness we have a very large, and prolific, strawberry patch.

This month, I'm happy to report that a few people around me have actually noticed that I'm getting smaller; it felt really good to have others affirm my progress. I bought a pair of shorts last week; my shorts from last summer are just way too big. I felt so good about myself today that I was able to pick out - and purchase - a new bathing suit.

A bikini.

Hubby may be the only one who sees me in it for awhile, but when I got home, I threw away my old suits. I'm moving forward, and there will be bikinis in my future. I believe that I can do it, and that's a very good feeling.

This month, my goal is to keep on keeping on; to not let myself become complacent and slip back into bad habits. My goal is in sight; I'm feeling good, I finally believe that I can reach my goal, and I don't want to let the siren song of sugar lead me astray. I know that the last of the weight will take longer than a month to lose, and I'm ready to commit to four more months of healthy living.

I might even be ready to commit to a lifetime of it.


LLJones said...

Go Cynthia. You look absolutely wonderful! Surely sugar, no matter in what tempting form, cannot be better than the transformation in you!

Melissa Vess said...

Way to go!!! I am so very proud of you... Keep going!!!! Yea for strawberries!!!!!! ;-)

Jordana said...

Really, really fantastic! Change like this is hard. You obviously have the desire and the will, and have learned that it's a lifestyle change, not just a "diet". You CAN do this for the rest of your life :)