Thursday, December 06, 2012
I was not planning on doing my daily accountability blogs until closer to Christmas, but I'm starting to feel a little bit out of sorts with all of the food opportunities, treats, celebrations, and advertisements for more and more food and treats. I'm feeling incredibly vulnerable! So, at the risk of boring you all, I'm going to go ahead and start them now. I feel like I could use the extra push to see me through the challenges, and you all offer so much wonderful advice and support. But even if nobody read or commented, I would still benefit from the diary aspect of blogging through the holidays! The Thanksgiving daily accountability was extremely useful and helped me to exceed my goals and expectations for that holiday!
If you also struggle during the holidays, and need some extra support, feel free to join The Holidays team. I know I could use all the help I can get! If I can keep this momentum up and rise above the influence during Christmas and New Years, then I will begin a new year with a NORMAL, HEALTHY BMI for the very first time in my life. The lowest weight I have ever been on New Years Day was 169 lbs.
At this point, I'm not sure what to expect. I don't necessarily have a specific weight goal in mind because I'm at the point right now where I'm going to let my body decide when to stop losing and what can be maintained. For every ounce I lose, I am in uncharted territory because this is the thinnest I have ever been. I don't know what my "ideal" weight is because I've always been overweight or obese. So I'm definitely in Experimental- Mode with the scale! What I hope to achieve is a low, healthy body weight that will give me optimal health and fitness and that can be peacefully maintained.
But because I'm of the temperament that I always have to have some kind of goal to shoot for, I do feel it's probably best that I pick a number to try to work toward. It gives me something to focus on, and serves as a great distraction from the cookies and Mexican food that call me name on an almost-daily basis! Right now, my 'goal' weight is 135. That will likely change... like I said, at this point I'm just leaving it up to my body. When I stop losing weight and I'm comfortable, then I'll know I'm where I need to be!
Highlights for today: I don't have anywhere I need to go or be. Should be a laid back day.
Lowlights: PMS :-(