I have been so wrapped up in a sugary haze I let a major milestone pass quietly - I reached my personal goal weight.
Whoops, hang on…*tap, tap* [clears throat]
I HAVE REACHED MY PERSONAL GOAL WEIGHT!!!!
As of two weeks ago, I am 51.4 % lighter than I was at my first Weight Watchers meeting in August 2008. Not only have I shed the weight of an entire person but I shed an overweight person. I am thrilled but I think I am still processing what this means. I recently likened the achievement to having a birthday. When you wake up on your birthday you are a year older on paper but nothing really feels different. I have also thought about it in terms of a graduation. I have earned a masters degree in changing my life.
Now I embrace the future with exuberance and enthusiasm! I expect to continue learning, making mistakes, and asking for a lot of grace.
This afternoon I spent some time looking around on the web for an image of a finish line to accompany this post. After awhile I realized I was searching for the wrong end of the race. This journey only has one finish line. In the meantime I have the gift (and it is a gift) of starting fresh everyday. Hitting my personal goal weight was a huge accomplishment, a life long dream realized, but I am already setting new goals and looking forward to new milestones. There is so much more to do and many things I have yet to imagine. This journey is truly awesome and to take it all I had to do was start!