Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I reached my goal...

I went to weigh this morning and to my surprise, I FINALLY reached my initial goal weight! 

On January 1st, I set out to lose 12 pounds by April 4th, which is my daughters first birthday. It was my 12 by 12 challenge, and as of today, Wednesday, Febuary 9th, I reached my goal. To put this in perspective, my husband of 11 years has never seen me this thin! I am now weighing less than I did in May of 2008 which was when I reached my all time low since 1997. My wedding rings are put up now as they are so loose I cannot wear them! 

I am still kind of in a state of shock as I was thinking the scale would be up today because of my run. Most days after I run the scale always goes up a little but not today! I cannot tell you how excited I feel right now. 

I do know this, I would not have been able to accomplish my goals without the strength of my God. I truly give Him all the glory. I know with His strength I can accomplish anything I dare to dream. 

Now, you know me, I always have to have a challenge I am working towards! I am on Day 9 of The Clean Program and so for now my challenge is to finish the program strong and to loose another 2.6 lbs, which will make for a total of 6 lbs lost on the program. We now have only 12 days left to go! 

What a glorious day this will be! Thank you all for your continued support! 

I want to leave you with something I wrote in 2007 for the front of my spark page. It applies to my life in so many ways on this very special day.......... 

I am currently taking inventory of my life and reviewing my habits so that each day I can renew my goals and focus. My program is changing the more I learn, and to me that is a sign of progress! I am trying to saturate myself with all things positive. I really do believe that we have a choice every day as to what we will hear, see, think and do!! I feel that this has a direct effect on our lives. I want to be a support to anyone I can because through this I myself gain so much by giving to others. 

Below is a quote that I refer to often. I have to remember that change takes time and that is ok, but I must continue to reach towards my dream every day... 

"You will achieve your grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day / not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won't have to drag today's undone matters into tomorrow. Remember that you cannot build your pyramid in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goal / to do the best you can, enjoy this day, and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished." - Og Mandino 

Every person who has made a change in their life remembers a specific point in time where something just clicked and they knew this was the moment to change. This is that moment for each of us. Now - today - is the day for change. Forget what happened yesterday and focus on the daily changes you can make that will bring you closer to your goal. If you are thinking, "Well, it is too late, I am too old or too overweight" I want each of you to remember this - post it somewhere you can see it daily - 

"It is NEVER too late to become what you might have been!" - George Eliot 

You have been given today as a gift - MAKE IT COUNT!!!


Marcelle said...

WELL DONE ON REACHING GOAL..what amazing news ~ go celebrate!!!!

Sandra said...

Congrats Jen! I look forward to continuing to read about your "Clean" journey.
Thanks for sharing those quotes - they were needed today.

Becca's Dirt said...

Great post Jen and very encouraging to others. Congratulations on reachin your goals. I know hubby is proud of you.

Keelie Sheridan said...

Congratulations! Very inspiring!

BrendaKaye said...

Congratulations!! I am inspired that you and your husband eat so healthy. You have inspired me to include my husband (who has been asking to join me) on my clean journey.