What sacrifices have you made along this journey? If you can't think of anything then either you are extraordinarily lucky or you're missing something.
I wish that this journey was all about simply cutting calories but it isn't. There are tons of sacrifices that have to be made, and I'm not talking about giving up certain foods. For me one of the things that has meant giving up certain hobbies as there simply is not enough time in the day to accomplish what I want to and still have time left over to engage in certain hobbies.
I think that there is also a sacrifice of your sense of self and where you fit in in the world. What have you asked your family to sacrifice? Especially for those people with children, I know that this has to be a struggle.
But what it comes down to is how badly do you want it?
I have been thinking about this the last few days since my revelation because I have sacrificed so much in the last 3 years and I am wondering if I can start putting some things back in my life that I have sacrificed.
I have to say that 3 days into this revelation, I am feeling great. I continue to feel strong and positive about where I am headed. I realized yesterday while running that I was running because I wanted to run, not because I had a certain calorie number that I wanted to burn off. It felt good.
And now the weather channel is PROMISING me that spring is within reach. I can't wait - this summer is going to be fantastic, I know it!