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My dreams will come true

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

I have sat in this same spot day after day, having dreams and thinking they will never come true. It hit me today, a little harder than normal, that my biggest dream has come true already. I met the most amazing man and have the marriage I never thought was possible. He is perfect, at least perfect for me. Everything I ever dreamed of in a man, he has. As i sat here thinking about how great my life is now, I realized that if the one dream I never thought could come true already has, my other dreams can come true as well with a little work.
Because we are on Sparkpeople I will start with my weight loss dreams. I have always dreamed of being a size 8-10. Two years ago I weighed in at 262 pounds and wearing a size 22. Today I am at 210 pounds and a size 14. My husband and I have decided to work together to encourage each other to lose the extra weight, and for the first time in my life I think I may actually reach my goal and have the support to not gain it back. He has a little extra weight, but he is fit and big muscles. I am squishy and have quite a bit of fat. I cannot wait for the day that I have a body I am not ashamed to let my husband look at.
My two big goals not related to weight/body size are: to graduate with honors, and to become a writer. Since meeting my husband I have let my school slack some because it has been so great to spend the time with him that I have put time with him over study time. However, it is finally starting to sink in that he is going to be there always and by working harder to better myself I am helping him as well. He has been a great support and always ready to just sit by me while I do my work. As far as the writing dream goes, I have dreamed of writing a book since I was just a small child. I am clueless as to where to start, but I signed up for a creative writing minor to accompany my finance/accounting degree to gain a little more knowledge. I have also signed up to try my hand at some freelance work to try to get experience in writing more than just academic/research papers. If anyone out there enjoys writing as well I would love to hear any advice you have.
I now know that dreams really can come true if the time and effort is put into it instead of just waiting for something to fall in your lap. I am making a commitment to myself that my dreams will come true, because I can do it and I am worth the effort. My happiness and desires matter as much as the next person's and I am responsible for both.
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  • DIROB57
    I wish you the VERY best in reaching all of your goals! How wonderful to find a soulmate....why should you be ashamed of your body?....your husband clearly loves you just like you are! I am almost 60, menopausal and have borne seven children so yeah even at my goal weight, my body is a little 'squishy' and far from perfect, but I try to remind myself of all the good about it too! How amazing it is that I gave birth to 7 children and that my body has carried me around faithfully for 6 decade come Saturday...I even just finished my fist 5K! So, remember how amazing your own body really is! And a RESOUNDING CAN reach your weight loss goal if you stick with your plan and remember that the journey is long and the goal is PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION! And how wonderful that you have your husband to support and encourage you along the way! YOU GOT THIS!

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