I’m not going to lie….I’ve been living in this “new” body of mine for over a year. The thoughts of the “old” me don’t really arise very often. I mean don’t get me wrong, I remember everything bout how I looked and felt as the old me. I do have pictures here on this blog which I check
every day every week.
But 95% of the time, I try to spend my time focusing on the present, fabulous me. Because who want’s to dwell in the past right??
But sometimes I have just a moment…
A moment where I see my former self…A moment where my mind flashes with all the tears, the yelling, the pounding, the hate…I remember vividly how I felt back then.
And then I think about where I am today.
And all of a sudden my heart begins to flutter and my eyes swell with tears.
I never, NEVER imagined I would be where I am today.
When I first walked (back) into a Weight Watchers meeting, I never thought I would even hit my goal weight, let alone become a face in their commercials and campaigns.
I never thought I would be able to sit here and say “I did it!!” I’ve maintained my weight for over a year!! Sure, the holidays did a little damage, but its nothing that I’m not working hard at fixing. This time, unlike so many times BEFORE WW, I am AWARE and I choosing to IMPROVE, not DAMAGE.
I never thought I would be able to sit here and say, “I am a Lifetime Weight Watcher member and a Weight Watcher Success Story”!!
But I can…because I never gave up on myself…I never stopped believing in myself or my goals. Sure, I doubted them sometimes, but I never quit.
Sometimes I think to myself “holy F*ng Sh*t Ball F*ck!!!!”
When I heard that the theme was ‘Believe” I started to tear up (as did a lot of us who are in the ad) because it hit me like a ton of bricks…BELIEVE…it’s all you have to do!!
If you Believe in yourself, you can do anything.
Everyone always asks me…”how did you do it?” “what was the thing that got you going?”
I don’t have an answer for any of that…all I can say is that I walked into that meeting and I BELIEVED that I wanted to be there and I BELIEVED that I wanted to CHANGE my life…so I did…and so here I sit…
In part of the commercial we say “I am you, and you are me…”
I can’t think of a more honest line.
I am no better than any of you, and you are no better than me. We are one. One amazing group of individuals wanting, willing and BELIEVING in changing our lives. Together we can, and we WILL do this.
We will make 2012 an amazing year…we will continue to grow and better ourselves. Why??
Because we BELIEVE!!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow to ABC between 10-11pm EST to watch Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve to catch the new Weight Watcher commercial. Feel free to raise your glasses (or beer bottles) and have a toast with me!!
Every one, please, have a very safe and VERY HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!
Let’s ROCK 2012!!!!