Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Well, for some reason I thought I was still gaining weight. My clothes have not been tight, but I assumed they were just stretched out!
My weigh-in showed that I am at a very reasonable 2 pounds over Grudgingly Acceptable Weight, which is a perfectly nice weight for me.
From observing my own rhythm of weight and lifestyle, I think it makes sense to set different goals for the change in seasons. Grudgingly Acceptable Weight makes a lovely winter goal weight. It is five pounds higher than Ultimate Goal, which is a very slender summer weight.
I have been 5 to 7 pounds slimmer than Ultimate Goal, 3 years ago when I was weightlifting and cardio-ing and yoga-ing two hours a day, every day, except when I took a day off and hiked for an hour or three, all while eating a very limited diet with little room for spontaneity. It was not, by any means, an impossibility, but it was not necessary, either, and honestly I don't see the need. I'm a 55-year-old office worker, not a 25-year-old fitness model. Also, I was too thin for some of my nicest clothes. Bummer.