Friday, July 10, 2009
So just a quick update because I left it so Debbie Downer last time. I seem to have finally gotten a handle on both my appetite and my mindset. As long as I am mindful of what I am eating, I seem to be satiated on 1300-1400 calories. My ankle is mostly recovered, and I'm realizing that low impact exercise has not been the end of the world. My weight is back to the 152-153 area where it's been hanging out. If I can just keep this going, I should be able to start chipping away at the lbs and maybe make some progress. 149 and normal BMI, here we come.
But ya know, it's also not the end of the world if it doesn't happen right now. It hit me after my funky mood and doom and gloom posts that hey - I used to be 265 lbs. I am now right around 150. This is all about vanity right here. There is nothing, given the proper time and training to prepare, that this body can't do. I'm in the best shape of my adult years. So freaking what if the last little bit is taking a long time. I'm not happy at this weight forever, but I'm happy to maintain it until I have the proper mindset to really push for the finish. No need to get all aggro, right? It's not a race, it's a journey. And sometimes it's ok to stop for a bit even if you're close to your destination.
But maybe it's time to push on. I am finishing up a really solid week, and my goal is to get through my weekend eating sensibly. Maybe closer to 1500-1600, but still sensibly. I'll let you know how it goes... I've also got 2 zumba classes I want to hit, as well as some swimming and maybe a random bike ride and some dancing. Have a great weekend, sparky folk!