Thursday, March 22, 2007
So when I started Sparking again in January, SP's calculators told me that I could lose 50# by the end of June. Wow, I thought -- that would be *perfect* for my reunion. I wouldn't be as thin as I will be when I hit my tentative goal weight of 200#, but certainly thinner than I am NOW, and have a wider range of clothing available and be looking pretty good.
Then in February I slacked off and basically just maintained my loss to that point. And I started getting discouraged -- but who did I have to blame but myself, right?
In March it picked up again, and though still slow, at least the scale is/was moving down. The other day however, I was thinking: "I'll never hit that 50#, why am I even trying?" Talk about negativity!! Shortly after, I realized that the 50# was no longer 50# away -- it was only 35#! Now THAT makes it something achievable :-)
Even though I have my tickers and such as visible reminders, I have only been focusing on how far I've had to go, and not looking at how far I've come. It makes a difference sometimes to look behind you for just a minute, and appreciate the distance traveled. When you turn back around, the horizon seems a lot closer.