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Getting Real

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...
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    Yup - easy to put on, hard to take off - and sometimes, it just feels to difficult to keep trying. But, well, we know how much better we feel when we do everything right.
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    You're really close! You got this!!!!

    1392 days ago
    Isn't it crazy how easily the pounds go back on? It's good that you're able to get back into the swing of things without beating yourself up too much though. You'll get to your goal eventually! Also, I have been reading a blog for awhile that is mostly on weight loss maintenance -- I found it awhile back and her writing style clicked with me... May be interesting to check out since you're worried about maintaining. Best of luck!

    1392 days ago
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