Monday, November 05, 2012
Today was the day: time to step on the scale and see just how much damage had been done. I was pretty shocked to see that I'm only up 6.6 pounds since right before the whole moving/full time at work transition occurred back in August. That's not too bad - I can work with that!
I've been tracking for the week ahead, including planning when my workouts and Spark time will happen every day. I've set new goals - long, medium and short term for weight loss and planned how I will accomplish them.
Long term: Reach by goal weight by June 30, 2013. I've got 51 pounds to go. I'll be ready to start talking with my doctor about getting pregnant. (Which by the way, is scary to me. I'm hoping I'll be ready by this point!)
Mid-Range: Lose 25 lbs by March 15th, 2013.
Short term: lose 1.5 lbs per week by eating well, getting active, and using positive affirmations.
What I'm struggling with is that while I've always lost weight on Spark (and kept the majority of it off!!!), I've never reached my ultimate goal weight. The closest I've come is within about 25 pounds of it. I keep asking myself what's different today, how am I going to reach it now, when I haven't done it yet? Other than using affirmations, I don't have an answer. I'm just not going to give up? Is that a good answer? What if I do give up, because I have in the past, or at least I've stopped moving forward. I don't have an answer yet, but I'm taking it day by day, and I'm not going to get overwhelmed by the end result. Maybe that's my answer? I guess we'll see!
Keep moving forward! Healthy feels good.