Friday, March 12, 2010
This week has been a bit of a struggle; eating out for DH's birthday, hormones and homesickness...
My weight this morning was 143.8 - same as Monday and down 0.6 from last Friday.
Mel asked why that 140 was so elusive and I've asked myself the same question the last nearly 3 years.. Having been below 140 and having been able (alright struggled) to stay there for over a year I want to be back there but at what cost??
I have a few ideas why 140 and below is elusive:
- at 5'7"-5'8" it may be too low and at my age (47) my body "needs" the few extra pounds
- hormones (perimenopause??) Someone mentioned that to me the other day and I must admit, i hadn't thought of it - who wants to think about that??!!!
- after losing those last 10 pounds it was a struggle to stay below 140 and every trip or holiday it would sneak back over but I did get below it again. Maybe I'm just tired of the struggle and my body feels more comfortable at this weight. Being able to have the occasional treat, not having to be on guard all the time and be a food nazi is nice too...
Do these things sound like excuses? Maybe...
For now I'll keep doing what I'm doing. Eating healthy wholesome foods, have the occasional treat (occasional being the operative word), make the best choices availabe but don't obsess.
Keep up with the yoga, try to get out and walk more and add some ST here and there - exercise is my weak point.
Anyway, the point of all these ramblings is that life is for living, everything in moderation. ENJOY life, it flies by fast enough. Go through it with a SMILE!
(point: I remember DD graduating from Kindergarten not all that long ago - May 1st she graduates from college!!)