Today the first blog I came to was the ever inspiring Jen at Prior Fat Girl. As many of you probably already know Jen lost her Mom last week in a tragic accident. Her post today was about Community, and I couldn't agree with it more. Community is the foundation to everything. Only you can actually make things happen, but if you have a solid foundation of community around you, the sky is your limit.
Personally my community is pretty small. I don't make friends easily, acquaintances yes, friends (or what I call friends) not so much. There is something that holds me back from taking that step, maybe it's fear of rejection, maybe it's just a plain lack of time/availability. But I do believe that the members of my community are so strong that they are able to hold me through anything.
Then I wandered over to one of my favourite bloggers Syl . Syl is recently back from a little holiday and is ready to click back into gear. She has pledged that tonight she will go for a run - and I'm joining her on this pledge! I've been full of excuses for over a week now and while some may be pretty valid excuses, they're still excuses. I want this and I need to make it a priority. As I've told others before, if you want it bad enough, you can make it happen. There are always options, even if you don't like them, they are there.
So tonight, even if I don't start running until 10PM, I will do it! My weight is holding, but I'm feeling softer and I don't like that. I want my strong body back and then I want to finish this thing.
Honestly I haven't truly decided where my finish weight is. Officially my goal weight with Weight Watchers is 155, as that is the max I can be for my height. But I always knew that wasn't my goal weight. For a while I figured maybe around 145 would be a good range, and while I'm very happy at this weight, now that I'm basically there, I know that I want more. My next aim is 140 and I'll reassess how I feel when I get there.
On a great note ... my son's friend came home from the hospital yesterday. He's still having short term memory loss and has a long road to full recovery ahead of him, but he's home, he's alive, and he's getting better bit by bit. Can't ask for much more than that!