Here's something fun to know! When I started losing weight - I had a GREAT time!! I mean, I celebrated every step along the way.
I was excited to be 215 lbs, after losing just a few pounds. I was ecstatic to be 199 lbs just to be under 200. I started turning heads at 190 lbs. I celebrated being "overweight" on the bmi chart at 185 lbs. I was totally showing off my body in a bathing suit on the beaches of Hawaii at 175 lbs! I couldn't believe I was in a size 10 at 165 lbs and ...OMG... 149 lbs was totally UNBELIEVABLE for me!!! At 133 lbs Oxygen Magazine purchased my photos. At 128 lbs I went off on a plane to shoot a modeling portfolio.... and that was something I did in secrecy (so no one would stop me) and a few people got mad at me for not telling them.
I came home with a modeling portfolio that started my acting and modeling career, which led to the Mrs. Ohio pageant, which led to creating Losing Coach®!! See how that happens!! :)
Here's a little sneak peak of that private modeling portfolio from December 2007. That not only was I advised to do for professional reasons, but I did for fun, that I did for me!!! (not Playboy, despite rumors :)) Moral of the story - everything is a stepping stone. Everything. Every number you see on the scale, every "destination" you think you've arrived at, etc. Everything is just a stepping stone for you to keep going. So keep going!!! Have a great time doing it, and most importantly... don't listen to too many people's opinions...you must follow your heart!
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.