I have to share this with you, it's too good to keep to myself. I've experienced an unusual and extremely satisfying benefit from weight loss.
Of course, I love slipping easily into my size 10’s (my 8’s are eagerly awaiting the pleasure of being worn once again). And I eat up every compliment that comes my way, who wouldn’t? But here is the best part, three (count them – 1,2,3) people have told me I have been their inspiration. Can you imagine?
My boyfriend Len joined Weight Watchers after struggling with Dr. Atkins for too long. Now he’s lost more than I (it’s not fair!). He says I helped motivate him to get back on track. He was more than ready and I take no credit, but far be it from me to dispute him.
My sweet, barely 30 year old neice Anna has dropped 10 unwanted pounds and is now even more of a knockout than she was before. She claims I inspired her. That gives me such a wonderfully warm feeling.
And today Judy, a fellow teacher, came up to me and said, “I have to thank you, Ellen.” I had no idea what she was talking about until she explained that she has been watching me the past 5 months and decided it was time to do more than watch. She hired a personal trainer and is now on her way to a more well toned body.
No one has ever told me I was their idol before! It gave me such a good feeling. I am sure, on your weight loss journey, there is someone enviously watching your pounds melt away. They haven’t said anything yet but they will. Just you wait and see! And you will know exactly how uplifting it is to be thought of as an inspiration.
I really haven’t done anything special other than stick to my eating plan and exercise regularly. It takes just one thing – determination. If you have that you’re on your way to your dream size. Now I absolutely have to reach my goal, there are people who matter out there watching!