Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I am not sure what to say.

I am a bit in awe right now. I am not sure how to feel or how to act. I want to jump up and down and scream and yell but for some reason it doesn't seem right. This week I lost 5.4 pounds. I can tell you this is a result of hard work at the gym, eating on plan nearly all week, and lots of water. I have now lost over 70 pounds. 70. Just crazy.

In a conversation with my brother last night he brought up my only regret in this whole journey. He said "you are doing awesome, but don't you kind of wish you had done this 10 years ago?" I of course wish I had and that is my biggest regret but ultimately as he said. Going to Weight Watchers took a lot of maturity. He probably does not realize what a compliment that is. I think it is like a drug addict realizing that he has a problem and checking themselves into rehab.

So why am I not jumping up and down. A couple of reasons. First one is I am beginning to notice that other WWers are less motivated by my success and more jealous of it. I am not sure how to deal or if I should even bother to deal with this. Regardless I am noticing. Second is I am kind of in awe of my success. Not sure why 70 pounds is such a big deal, but for some reason it is. I would have thought 100 but for some reason 70 has me looking back and realizing that I am doing something right now that most people have a hard time with.

I want to take a moment to thank my readers. You guys are great. If I am void of things to say prior to the weekend I want you all to have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Magpie said...

Congratulations!! :) I'm so happy for you!!

I don't think their jealousy is your problem. It's unfortunate that they feel that way, but they'll have to work throught it themselves. People have the misconception that things come easier to others and that it's harder for them. In some cases that may be true, but in some cases it's just a different degree of effort being put in.

You've been working hard and being very diligent with your diet AND exercise. You've earned this! You deserve to be excited about your success!!


kelly and jay said...

Congrats to you!! We are both very proud of you.

Anonymous said...

You have a great weekend too Matt.

70lbs is awesome!!!

tgs281 GoaDie

Kathy said...

You will find some people are jealous of your success...that's normal...don't let it get you down. We all do this in our own time and when we are ready. Celebrate!!! You deserve to feel awesome about this accomplishment!!!

Improving Me said...


AWESOME!!!!!! Way to Go!!!!!!
Great job.

Angela J said...

What an awesome accomplishment. Keep up the good work so you can take care of my Carrie for a long time to come.

Your friends in Iowa. :)

Rick said...

Congrats..... You are really inspiring to me and as far as people being jealous, do not worry about it. You can only control what you do and I for one am really motivated by your success. Thanks for sharing and letting me know " I can do it"