Sometimes it is hard to maintain momentum. It is SO easy to get discouraged. And as much love and support I get here and on Facebook, I don't have anyone at home cheering me on or appreciating the effort that is going into this Carly Project.
So I have to find ways to boost myself up.
Earlier today I revisited the weight and size goals I have set for myself for this summer. It's daunting. It's "biggest loser" daunting. And what I felt like doing was coming home and just eating everything in sight and saying to hell with it. But I know that would just make me sad and angry. So instead I went looking for some before pics I took the same week I started this blog.
I didn't post them because I was mortified, frankly. I have others like them that I'll show later on as I get closer to my goal. But these are significant. Earlier this week I posed in the same place at work so I could compare and then I forgot about doing that. Holy Moly.
I can't ever see a difference in myself looking in the mirror. To me it's the same me I saw a couple of months ago. But when I step back and see the photos side by side? I'm thrilled. And I'm barely into the process...there IS a long long way to go. In fact, I'm not so sure I'll reach my goal by December 31, 2011. Even so, I'm so happy tonight to see a visible difference. Coworkers have said they see it and of course my clothes are getting baggy, but I don't SEE IT myself. In these photos, I do.
Well, isn't that a little shot in the arm?
Momentum restored. Off to do 30 minutes on the treadmill. Yay!