Thursday, January 03, 2013
Well, as I previously mentioned, I gained 2.5 lbs over the holidays in the time that I should have lost 2.5 lbs - leaving me a total of 5 lbs behind what I could have done. I estimated that at about 4 "weeks" lost even though it was a physical period of 2 weeks. So, I just re-entered my current and goal weights and recalculated the time to get there - I also changed my goal weight from 152 to 149 lbs (after getting real about my "frame size" - I've been convinced that I had a large frame for years, but I think that was a delusion).
These changes took me from a projected goal-reaching date of Jan 15th to March 5th - so almost a 2 month change.
I've had 2 realizations about this.
1) A 2 week "hiatus" from healthy living has a MUCH bigger impact than I thought. I'm going to try to not do that again!
2) I am somewhat relieved to have some more "weight loss" ahead before hitting maintenance stage. I guess I didn't realize how scared I am of maintaining until this moment.... I hope that realizing this fear will help me deal with it instead of doing something stupid like subconsciously sabotaging myself as I approach my goal weight.
Interesting what sitting down and looking at the numbers does for my analytical brain. I can delude myself and rationalize anything until I see the numbers...