I can do it

I have never been the most self confident person.  In fact I’m the most insecure person I know so believing that I can succeed at anything has been hard.  But now I find myself succeeding more and more at things I do.  Here’s what I’m seeing:

Budgeting:  I’ve tried to budget for many many years.  We haven’t always been the best with money and our current situation shows it.  I’ve started and quit budgeting more times than I can count.  When I started realizing that I was about to turn 50 and I was broke, I decided that enough was enough and I needed to get things in gear or I would end up broke, retired and a burden on my children.  I didn’t want that plus I wanted to travel the country when I retire and that will take money so I needed to get busy.  I started a budget, again.  I also found encouragement in watching fellow Dave Ramsey followers on YouTube.  I made some mistakes but stuck with it and, VOILA, I’m doing it!  We are getting out of debt and building up a nice little nest egg for retirement.  I’m planning to retire a millionaire and, since I plan to live a long life, I’ll need it.  Who knows there may even be a small inheritance for my kids.  Wouldn’t that be something?

Weight Loss:  This is a biggie.  I’ve been overweight my entire adult life.  Well, even in my high school years I thought I was overweight.  I look at those pictures now and want to go back and punch myself in the face.  Anyway.  I’ve been on so many diets it’s unreal.  I’ve failed at them all and about 4 weeks ago I weighed my all time high of 250.  (254 by the doctor’s scale)  I was reading the notes on the summary the doctor gave me and read the words MORBIDLY OBESE  several times.  Uh, I’m not morbidly obese.  Yes I am.  Did I mention I want to live a long long life and travel the US when I retire?  How can I do that with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and all kinds of other health problems being overweight causes?  Answer – I probably can’t.  I adopted the Keto lifestyle and for the first time I really really believe I can do it.  I can reach my goal weight.  I can get off of my high blood pressure medication and I can kick Type 2 to the curb.  It is happening!

I actually have hope for my future and I’m loving it.  I have down days but I just keep looking back at where I was and where I am and I keep going!

I can do this!

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