Friday, July 29, 2011

Those four words, they mean so much.

     I'm proud of you. Not to toot my own horn, but I am proud of me... but that's not what I'm saying. I have a friend who had seen 2 weeks of my meals for a class she was taking. I helped her out by being a "client". She said I needed to cut down my sodium. This was months ago. She's a very smart girl and always has a lot of good advice and answers to all of my questions. I really look up to  her in a lot of ways, she seems to excel at everything she does.  She also told me once that weight loss is 90% diet and 10% working out. While I absorbed a lot of the information she gave me it just sat there, in my head, unused and valuable information. As soon as I realized and followed her advice I started losing weight. I was talking to her the other day about how I had cut the sodium and processed foods and started paying attention to what was IN the food I was eating. I was complaining about 12G of sugar per serving in Campbells Tomato Soup ( it's my fave! or was anyways) and  she responded with "I'm proud of you." It's really a good feeling to have some one care enough about me to give me advice and supports me and cares enough to feel proud of me.

     Today I was talking to a friend, about finally losing 10 lbs and not being stuck at 9lbs anymore. She responded "I'm proud of you, and your weight loss." While to me, I'm always thinking of the bigger picture and 10lbs is just the tip of the ice burg I think I forget that it did take me a lot of work even to get to this point and if my friends can be proud of me then I should be proud of myself. Those are words I'll never forget. I'm proud of me.

     I appreciate my friends and their support and the support of people commenting on my blogs and I'm glad that I can (hopefully) make other people feel like the work they're doing, even if it's for themselves, doesn't go unacknowledged or unappreciated.  To people who write blogs that their words, reviews, updates, failures and progress is not for nothing. I'm proud of you :)

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