Thursday, July 14, 2011
This morning I weighed in and was hit with the intense excitement of a total weight loss of 85 pounds! Can I say - WOOHOO!!
However, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and have decided to change my weight loss goals. Initially I set out to lose 105 pounds. But it's quite difficult when you are that far away from your goal to try to pick that magic goal weight number. Sure, I did my research about what the healthy weight range for my height/body frame is (but I was also a bit delusional about my height at that time - apparently I'm 5' 4.5" not 5'5") Now that I'm getting close to my goal, I've discovered that 105 pounds won't get me to where I want to be. So after doing more research (using my actual height lol) I've extended my goal to losing 120 pounds. Yikes!
I'm struggling with the idea that instead of only having 20 pounds more to lose, that I actually have 35. BUT I know that in the grand scheme of things this is all about a healthy lifestyle, not about the number. So as long as I keep living the healthy lifestyle I'm living, the weight loss will continue to happen.
I also quite literally gasped/laughed out loud in excitement and shock when I realized that I am only 12.5 pounds away from being at a "Healthy" BMI. WHAT?! That's crazy! I've never been "Healthy" in my entire life!
I need to keep the motivation flowing through me - I've already lost 85 pounds, so 35 pounds means that the end is in sight!
I can do this.
We ALL can do this!