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.