I'm thrilled to have lost 2 pounds this week. I was thinking about why I want to lose this weight. Here's my list.
Health reasons, fairly obvious, yes - but if I make exercise a constant and consistent part of my life, than I think I will live longer and happier. And I can see my boys grow up and be happy. I want that.
To feel a sense of achievement. I give up too easily on a lot of things. And I've been telling myself that I need to lose weight for years and I've never had the strength or willpower before now to do anything about it.
To fit into my entire wardrobe. I've recently had to separate my closet into what I can wear, and what I cannot wear. Or at least not comfortably wear. I have maybe 10 tops which are capable of hiding my hips.
To feel better about myself. My self-esteem has never been great and my issues with weight are connected to my self-esteem in a big way. I need a bit of a boost in this area.
So, congratulations to me. 2.2 pounds is a big achievement for me this week. I think I'm going to hit my first stumbling block though, by overdoing the celebrations and putting back on the weight I've lost this weekend. We shall see.