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3 more kilograms to go.....

Sunday, November 06, 2011

And then I've reached my goal weight.
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This is happening much faster than expected. Now I'm sitting here wondering what these final stages of weight loss will mean and then, of course, the newer challenge of maintenance.
Here is what I'm expecting I'll be needing a bit more of:
Determination - because I don't really need to lose these kilos. I'm in a healthy BMI, my clothes fit and I feel like me again. These kilos are the cherry on top - something extra special and a weight I have been told is my recommended weight, but have never actually maintained.
Courage - because I have never been 59kg for longer than a month before! How will I maintain something I've never been before. I have no 'living weight' to compare this too - this is new unchartered territory and I can't face it with a box of chocolate biscuits to keep me going!!
Perseverance - because I tend to be a good starter but a bad finisher. And I've started really well this time round. Better than ever before. But I'm noticing that I'm not as excited to exercise and I will have an extra cookie and be at the higher end of my calorie intake rather than the lower end. Also, it's colder and darker in the evenings and exercising is a bit harder to get motivated to do.
So I've:
Joined a few new challenges and teams - to keep it fresh
Updated the date by which I hope to achieve my goal. It was February, I've moved it to the beginning of January (but I'm hoping to reach it before Christmas). This has tightened up my daily calorie intake, which I think is good - it will ward off the extra cookies.
Decided to aim to go jogging for twenty minutes twice a week outdoors - hold me to that one!! I might decide against it tomorrow at 6pm!!
Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated at this point.
Here's to the final three!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/6/2011 9:54PM

    VERY exciting!

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JOANNA202 11/6/2011 6:27PM

    I have no words of experience to give you as I'm not quite there yet myself, but it sounds like you've done all the right things to prepare for this next challenge: becoming aware of the barriers and putting in some fresh new goals. Perhaps it's worth re-focusing on the motivation for this one though? It sounds like you're just doing it because you've been told you should, which is never going to give you the internal drive. Do you really want it? If so, working out why could really help. If not, that's ok too!

Good luck! I'll be rooting for you!

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