Stumbling Toward the Finish
Monday, July 30, 2012
Jeesh! Watching the Olympics yesterday, I was so glad that no one's really watching my successes and failures. Losing weight is hard, but can you imagine if you had to do it on the world stage? ("KNH771 was expected to finish well this week Bob, but what a disappointment.
Only half a pound!)
Photo by Gregory Bull
I felt awful for Jordyn Wieber. When she tried to rush to the locker room for a good cry and the staff at the arena forced her to go to the TV interview area?
To finish fourth out of the sixty competitors and not make the finals because of some archaic rule?
I wonder what the scene was like back in the room that she and Aly Raisman share in the Olympic village. That's a lot of pressure on a couple of teenagers.
Anyway... it's not the gymnastics that I'm referring to in the title of today's blog.
On the first of July I started fresh on the weight loss front. My goal is to lose 41 pounds over the next 12 months (actually, 11 months now) and FINALLY get to the "healthy" range on the BMI chart. I started the month at 183 lbs. and got as low as 175 a couple of times, but I finished the month at 181.4.
Still a loss for the month, but I'm going to have to do better to reach my goal. I'm going to carry over my July SMART goals into August to see if I can improve. There's more on those goals and my July progress in my Happiness Project blog: wp.me/p2xGP5-X