Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Happy Medium

I had a revelation this weekend. As I was standing in the dressing room trying on clothes at Sears, I looked in the mirror and realized - I am happy with the way I look. Right then and there, probably for the first time in my life I was comfortable in my own skin. This leads me to my second revelation - while I haven't reached that magic number on the scale - that goal that I set almost 80 pounds ago and haven't wavered from - I am happy at my current weight. I know I could say that it's only 8 more pounds, but if I am happy, why push myself toward a goal that was set when I was so unhappy with my body that I didn't think I could ever be satisfied with the way I looked. So rather than continue to push myself toward an arbitrarily set number on the scale, I am changing my goal. I am within a five pound range where I will maintain. And I can honestly say something that few people can say - I am happy with my body.

9 comments:

Denise said...

You go girl, love yourself, and your body!!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Kim - that's a rare and wonderful treat! Congrats! And, enjoy!

jenny jones said...

That calls for a...

"YOU GO GIRL!!!"

Nancy said...

What a wonderful post to read! Not to scare you, but maintaining a goal weight is hard too. We'll all be here to encourage you with that new challenge. Enjoy the summer in your new clothes!

Karen said...

I LOVE it! I am so far from feeling that way about my body...I love who I am, but not the way I look. Thanks for giving me a little more motivation!

Robin said...

That is so great! You sound like you have a very real approach to accepting yourself - Congratulations! And good luck with the maintenance part - I can't wait until I am there!

Thea said...

Oh my gosh! I am so proud of you! Good for you for looking beyond the number on the scale and realizing that where you want to be is right where you are!! Great, great job!

Good luck with maintenance. With an attitude (and determination) like yours, I know you will succeed!!

Jan B said...

Kim, that is profound and I am so glad that you have reached that point! Congratulations!!

Mama Bear June said...

Good for you! You've done a wonderful job and we are all proud of you.