Today is the big day of my article in the Des Moines Register! What a way to cap off an amazing week! I'm in a little bit of a daze thinking about it all.
In the midst of the hoopla, I took a minute yesterday to look at pictures from 2/17/10:
Then I flipped trough a few of my "progress" pictures:
I realized that at the respective times of these pictures, I thought that each was the best picture I had ever taken. I was proud of the accomplishments displayed in each of these images. I can look at them now & pick apart things that I am glad have changed, but I was happy & appreciative in the moment. As a woman, that is so hard to do & I am proud that I have largely maintained a positive attitude throughout this process.
I also went back & read some old posts. Re-reading my "origin story" & "aha moment" really brought be back to a place where I am excited to tackle the last leg of my journey. It can be so easy to let an accomplished mini-goal metamorphosis into complacency, but not this time. I'm not done! I'm still outside of my healthy weight range & that's where my ultimate goal lies: health & wellness by the end of 2011!