When I visited the Zone forum last night, I told a couple of the people on there what had happened between me and Robert last week and how I handled it. They were so encouraging. I was even able to help another young woman who is struggling with keeping on the program because of different problems in her life.
I told her that sticking to the program was actually helping eliminate many potential problems for the future, and that she had what it takes to lose the weight, and keep it off. One day at a time, and even maybe one meal at a time. That’s the whole key right there, thinking about one meal at a time, especially when the emotional pressure is on.
Robert had a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses sent to me at work yesterday. You should have seen the looks on my co-workers faces. Talk about surprised! I had only told a couple of close work friends that I was seeing someone, and that we were getting serious with each other, so the surprise was genuine.
I weighed myself yesterday morning, and I have lost three more pounds. I also couldn’t wear my old favorite pair of slacks to work today, they fell down when I put them on. What a difference!
With that knowledge, I have decided that after work, I need to go get a replacement pair. Tonight, I am going to a movie with my friend who actually told me about Zone. She has been so encouraging to me throughout the last month and a half. With her help, I got the courage to actually order the Zone plan, and I feel that I owe her a lot.
She is recently engaged, and asked me to be in her wedding. More incentive to lose all this extra weight. I told her I would, and then I found out that the wedding is only three months away. That makes me really glad that I have lost 15 pounds so far, and hope that I will lose the rest of it by then. If I haven’t though, I will be happy with what I have lost.
Robert and I have been taking a nightly walk together now. We walk for about 2 miles each night, and it takes less than a half hour. Then we sit down with a cup of tea, and talk about whatever we want to. Sometimes it’s about our families, sometimes our pasts, and sometimes what we hope the future holds for us.
We decided that we wouldn’t make any plans until after Christmas, that will give us enough time to know what we want, and if we want to build our lives together. That is exciting to me even as I read it, but I will wait. In the meantime, Zone is helping me not only lose weight, but I feel good, I look better than ever, and I know that I am healthier than ever. Those are just the right makings for thinking about the future.