Monday, May 23, 2011
I've been at a healthy BMI (under 25) for 26 months now. I decreased my official Weight Watcher goal from 155 to 148 to 139. I've now been 139 or under for 19 months. For 2010 I set a personal goal to stay under135 and did it. For 2011 I sat my goal to stay under 129.9 and have been this whole year so far.
Day before yesterday I went over my calorie range. Usually when I go over, I just about panic. I see me back at 212 pounds and just know I'm going that way. I do what Judith Beck calls "negative fortune telling."
But this week it didn't happen. I had really very little emotion about going over my calorie range. I just knew it would be okay. If the scale moves up for a week or so, I'll cut back my calories. And, what is truly different, is I believe I can do it and I believe I will do it.
I know I cannot become complacent. I know it takes work - mindful eating, tracking, an active lifestyle - to live at the weight I love to be. But I also know that believing I can do it is an asset that I intend to keep nurturing.