When Is It Ever Good Enough?
Monday, April 25, 2011
I've come a long way since 2007. I was about 160lbs and miserable with myself. Here I am four years later almost 125lbs. I remember when getting down to the low 50s, the 40s, and the 30s were exciting. Now, going back up to the 30s would be a major disappointment. I am pretty happy with my weight. Like most women, I do areas I still feel self-conscious about and would like to reduce. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be truly happy with my weight. Will I ever get to a point where I will say to myself, "I did a great job and I am satisfied with where I am. It's time to maintain."?
Right now, I'd like to see the scale tell me a weight under 125 lbs (even if it is 124.8). That's my goal. These last few pounds have been difficult. I was dropping weight quickly (132 to 126 just a couple of weeks), but now it's hard. My weight has gone up 2 lbs in the last two weeks even though I've done everything right. Today's weigh in was 127.4
I know there are several factors that are inflating my number, but I still hate seeing it. I am pretty sure my weight will drop a lot by Friday (no more period bloat, another week of exercise, etc.), but there's that fear that it won't.
Have you found your "perfect" weight? Are you successfully maintaining? When is it good enough?