In 2011 I went on a long journey to find Molly B. You know the girl I use to be – the one who knew she could conquer WHATEVER came her way- the one full of confidence- the one who walked through life with her head held high- the one who could take care of herself – the one that could play- the one who lived her artist life to the fullest-the one that stood up for herself and had a voice - the HEALTHY one…….This has pretty much been my theme this year – creating a better,healthier- happier ME! I began my journey one year ago this month – I decided what I wanted more than anything in life was to be healthy and that meant – LOSING WEIGHT! There I said it !!! I knew the hard part was STARTING – that is always the hardest part – but I kept thinking -
“A year from now you will wish you started today”
So began my journey
I can say I have SURVIVED and lived through those days and I am not looking back – no looking in the rear view mirror for ME! I am stronger spiritually, physically and mentally than I have been for years.
I have just kept moving forward towards the goal of finding Me! My journey has never been about being skinny but HEALTHY!
I realized it was working when all of a sudden -
- my clothes fell off
- I could buckle the seat belt on the airplane
- I could buy clothes anywhere I wanted to
- my blood work was amazing and every marker came down
- I would not – did not- eat things unhealthy
- I thirst for water – yes I still LOVE diet cokes
- I have ENERGY- my body can keep up with my active mind
The BIG added bonus is I can walk – you might say of course you can walk – but I could not walk more than one block with out being totally out of breath! I can walk 2 miles now – I do almost daily – And today I checked off another goal of mine this year – I walked to my Sisters house! I think it is over 2 miles. Next new years eve I am running. I know that does not sound too big of a accomplishment – I do have nieces that run marathons but for this 54 year old terribly over weight girl – It was HUGE.
I started Weight Watchers in January last year and to date I have lost 53 lbs.! it is like losing the weight of my two grandchildren. This year I want to lose the last 50+ lbs. and I will – I have that much confidence in myself and the lifestyle I now follow. My leader said to me last year when I was saying I wanted to lose 100 lbs. that I needed to remember if I lost just 1 lbs. a week I would lose 50 lbs. this year. I knew I would take baby steps – slow and easy for me! With each lbs. I lost I got stronger-
“ The world gets brighter as you get lighter”
I share with you my story not to impress you but to maybe be an encouragement to some other women out there who needs to make a change to find her healthy self!
It has been an amazing Journey thus far finding Molly B- my journey continues on…..
Happy New and Healthier 2012!!
Love you my friends-