Sunday, November 11, 2012
I made the right decision to begin a maintenance frame of mind when I did. It looks like my weight loss is slowing down, and the inches continue progress to a smaller sized body. This shift in focus to the goal of sustaining a healthy diet and exercise plan has removed the "hurry" to lose the last 5 or 10 pounds that I imagine will come off. And frankly it is not my business now to decide where my body ends up vs. the scale. I don't know how much the skin that used to cover my 365 pounds weighs, but I still carry it. I am so blessed that it does not hang much, probably because of genetics, maybe because of activity and the fact that when I finally took the first part of it off in the 80's it was slow and healthy, and then when I finished it up in the 90's I still did it slow and healthy. I don't know my muscle mass, but I do know that I am stronger than many women. I don't know how much those puppies on my chest weigh, but they just don't shrink.
Since I first saw myself in the WW lifetime goal range I have been losing inches, but not much in the way of pounds. I weigh about a pound less than I did that day, but my waist and hips have both gone down another inch.
I feel grateful to be here.