Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Getting Real

Posted by, Paulette

A couple of years ago I started working out at the gym 6 days a week, 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day. I lost 50 lbs. I was feeling great and strong. I went from a size 20 to a size 12. I had learned to eat well. Restricting breads, and starches, and eating lean meats and vegetables.

And then I discovered blogland. I began changing and improving and fixing things around the house. I was so motivated!

This is me today:

In this picture I am wearing a size 16. I'm too large for my frame, but I've still not put 30 of the pound I lost back on.
I am having a lot of fun making home improvements, and sewing dolls. And when I am able to eat vegetables again, (I have major food allergies), I am confident that I will fit into that size 12 again, and maybe even continue in the weight loss journey. I need to love myself for who I am today. And do the best I can in any situation. That's why I've named this post "Getting real."
Life is all about balance. I am still learning how to balance my own life. And while I can do a lot of things really well, I can't do them perfectly without letting something go. I got a ton of compliments on the day that I wore that red dress, that I made for myself. I need to own that, and not deny the beauty that is in me. I may have a muffin top, and more junk in the trunk than I'd like. But there are more important things to focus on right now.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you keeping 30 lbs. off! It's really hard for many of us to find balance, but take it day by day and you'll be fine. You're an amazing artist and a cool chick, so what's a li'l junk in the trunk anyway. Sue K.