Monday, August 19, 2013
I mention this for a very important reason. I have a pattern. It's a horrid, absolutely unbelievable pattern, really. And I'm gonna come clean with it. I get to about 3" from the finish line and stop. Not just with weight loss, btw - but with other things too, but for here, I'll just concentrate on the weight loss part! So yeah....I've done this before if you can believe it or not. Set a weight loss goal and get within touching distance of it.....and then I don't make it, and gain all my weight back.
Well, guess what? THERE ISN'T A CHANCE IN HELL THAT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will reach that goal and I will stay there. Hell! I might even continue to lose a little even after I reach that goal. It would be nice to have a buffer of 5 lbs....who knows? But for now I have TEN lbs to go to reach my 65 lb weight loss goal. Just 10 more pounds! I can taste the victory that I'll have when I can actually say that I have achieved this goal. At this point it's as much about reaching the goal as it is about being that number on the scale. I feel great right now. I could easily just say, "what the heck - I'm good here." But I think something happens when you don't reach your goals and it's a negative backlash that you can't even put your finger on ---- even if you were THIS close!
At some point I will have to deal with maintenance here though. My plan is to keep exercising daily - bringing it down to 5 days a week. I want to keep skipping lunch. Lunch is a meal that doesn't work for me. I'll reintroduce breakfast at some point - but healthy and small. Maybe just a yogurt and granola, or an egg and a piece of toast. And I will join Weight Watchers. I'm waiting for a free registration, which should be coming up anytime now! Losing my last 10 on WW would make me a lifetime member, something that I've dreamed about for years and it will really help me stay accountable.
So...I'll stay the course, work through this and keep going. At some point my body will give in. And I will try a bit harder to concentrate on eating the way I like to eat - all fruit days, before dinner work for me. Making sure that I get all that water in my system. And working out every day!
In the meantime, I love this graphic that I found! It makes so much sense, doesn't it? Enjoying the loss that I've had so far and acting AS IF this is my final weight is important. Rehearsing for weight loss maintenance makes so much sense (not to mention that it would keep me from regaining anything before reaching that goal, right?)!