Saturday, January 11, 2014

Weight loss success?

Someone at the gym introduced me to someone else and indicated that I was another "weight loss success." While it is true that I have lost a lot of weight, I am nowhere near my goal size or fitness level. It just hit me sort of strange because I certainly do not feel like a success at this point. I know I have a long way to go....but maybe that is what is getting me in trouble these days...stressing out about the long way I am from being where I want to be. I don't know. It is all confusing. I need to keep working it out. It's not like I am going backwards...because I'm not....and I have gained lean muscle mass...I just am not losing the fat that I want to lose. Well, no matter what...I plan on being (or continuing to be) a success story.

So far, I have only crossed one of my 50 items off the list but I am working on many of the others. I am about one third of the way through Moby Dick. I am working on pullups at the gym. I am starting to run again. All of these are making progress towards items on the list.

The biggest thing on the list is the Susan G. Komen Three Day Walk in November....and the fund raising I have to do. I am happy to say that after my first week or so of gathering support, I am a bit more than half way there! It amazes and motivates me to be surrounded by such good friends and great co-workers.

I know that 2014 will be a great year. I hope it is for all of you as well!


  1. I'm feeling really positive about 2014 as well. Your friend at the gym saw you as a success story. That certainly beats the alternative:)

  2. Everybody has their own idea of what success is and we are hardest on ourselves. You are successfully working on your ultimate goals...That makes you a success! Congrats on your success thus far:)

  3. Hey one day at a time - and your friend at the gym saw success.

    Don't be too hard on yourself, but shout WELL DONE

    All the best Jan

  4. Hi Lynn, So Wonderful!!! Isn't that nice that somebody noticed! Congratulations!

  5. It's so great for somebody else to notice the change...that just shows how much you have achieved