Not going to make it the first time
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Well, there's no way for this arthritic body to lose 22 pounds before the 31st, so I am not going to make my goal the first time around. However - having said that - I have already lost 20 pounds! So I will continue to lose what I can this year and add a little more to next year's goal.
This year the goal was to get to 199. Next year the goal is 175. We'll see what I weigh on January 1st, but today it was 222.2. Not bad for someone who has rheumatoid arthritis, severe fibromyalgia, and a whole laundry list of other problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. I have managed to back WAY off on the amount of Pepsi I drink each day and will continue it through the new year. The hardest part is getting others to honor my journey. "Oh, just one isn't going to ruin you!" is only one of the cries I've had to counter.
How do you handle situations like that?