Sunday, July 29, 2012
I had my big show yesterday. It went better than expected, not as well as it might have, and my energy ran out on me after my second set. I barely had the energy to drive home, and if I had stayed I might have had more opportunities to play. When I got home I hit the mattress and had a 2-hour nap.
But I'm still losing. Eight pounds in the last 3 weeks, and I'm within sight of my goal weight, set 3 years ago and so long unattainable. I can't tell you how many times I have considered changing the goal weight to make it look easier to reach. Two winters, just 18 months, ago I had climbed, not lost, to about 272. Today my scale read 220.6.
As I've posted here before, I fully expect to put on some pounds over the winter. I'm apparently part bear. But last winter I only gained to about 245. And this summer, I stopped wearing size 42 jeans and was shocked to find I fit into 36s. When I went to buy my second pair last week, I thought about buying 38s in case I had some weight gain over the winter, would keep me from buying more jeans... but decided the best motivation would be to have nothing but 36s, and besides, I get money for Christmas and can buy jeans with it if I need to then.
I really think my practicing for the show yesterday was the equivalent of lifting weights. Beating on a guitar and singing loudly for an hour a day for over two months, even when I missed some days, and doing it in this heat... now I need a new reason to motivate. Might try to find a new place to play, might just actually USE my weights, LOL.
New motivation: The Last Five Pounds.