But I didn't stay at goal for even 2 weeks. I put all the weight back on in 8 months. Then added some more.
There were things I had not resolved. Obviously!
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. I am a very different person. And I have attempted to lose the weight again too many times to count.
I wanted to write down some of what I have learned in the past 12 years that will make this journey more successful for me in the long term, even if it takes longer than 8 months to get there this time. Apologies if I am repeating myself. I need a reminder!
1. Getting to my goal weight is the start of my life long journey, not the ‘finish post’. This is not a race, it is my new life.
The past 12 years have included a lot of personal growth. They have included me learning a lot about the best way to deal with my tendency to over plan, my tendency to be 'all or nothing', my need to feel in control.
With all that I have learned, with the support I get from many sources, with the love and happiness that fill my life, there is no reason for me not to become the best version of me that I can be.