Work in progress

28 Sep

I started my weight loss journey in May, got serious in June and have been committed to it every day since. It was an ending to the “old me” and a step in to completely unknown territory….the neutral zone…also known as chaos. What is life like when you actually manage your stress instead of eating it? What is life like eating tons of vegetables and no bread? What is it like to run because you want to? What is it like to sleep great and have energy all day? What if I don’t know how to…? What if I can’t…? What if I’m not strong enough?  All the unknowns and the doubt…lots to think about. So today I took some time to reflect on the last few months.

I did a side-by-side comparison of where I was and where I am now. HOLY COW. See what I mean?

I seriously cannot believe it.  Look at these pictures! I can’t believe I let myself get that big. I can’t believe I am where I am now. I can’t believe all that has happened in between.

I feel like I am back to my old self. I went out and did almost 4 miles today. My eating was clean, my energy was high. Things are looking good. Truth is, I am still a work in progress.  Sometimes it feels (and probably looks) easy. Other times it’s a battle. Life in this neutral zone is tough, but I’m getting used to it. I’m learning a new way to think, be, and do. I wouldn’t say this “new me” is established quite yet. For now this girl remains a work in progress, and that is good enough for me.

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One Response to “Work in progress”

  1. Jamie Allen September 28, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Love this Anne — Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration!

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