Thursday, October 04, 2012
Today I weigh 145 exactly. This was my goal weight in 2010. It is wonderful to be back here. At this weight I can actually feel that I am smaller. At this weight my problem areas (legs, knees, midriff) are actually getting smaller. I am very pleased with my progress.
I am starting a 5% challenge on Saturday and will be working on losing an additional 7 pounds. That will take me to my new goal of 140 and then under a couple of pounds. This is the plan but I am going to be realistic and stop losing when it feels right. I want to be able to eat a reasonable amount of food on maintenance. I am reading too many posts where folks cannot eat more that 1500 calories to maintain. I want to be able to eat more than that and I do a fair amount of exercise so I should be able to do so.
One day at a time, one step at a time--for perhaps the first time ever I am actually not in a big hurry. I am in this forever and successful maintenance is the real goal.
I am committing myself to weighing regularly, tracking food and exercise regularly, and continually learning how to maintain successfully.
I am greatly blessed and I appreciate SP and all the wonderful folks here. I am looking forward to reading all of your posts when you too reach goal.