Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I weighed in last night and I had gained 3 1/2 pounds. It was frustrating but it is also that time of the month so I'm going to contribute most of it to that. I'm still really struggling with the diet portion. The plan offers more than enough options and the food quantity is quiet large but I'm always wanting more. I know it is a matter of re-training myself to eat less but it is a struggle. I'm still trying to figure out how to stay on the plan but eat enough for my long runs...it's a continual learning process.
Since I am struggling so much I'm wondering if I want it bad enough...which then made me re-evaluate my goal weight. For as long as I can remember I've thought that I needed to be at 145 in order to be a good size. But why? What makes 145 the magic number? And if I get there, will I be happy with that? I'm 5'6 so my healthy BMI weight range is from 114 (yeah right!) to 154. I want to be healthy and feel comfortable in my body. 154 is still kind of high for how I want to look in my clothes but I'm not sure I have the want to get to 145 right now. So I'm compromising. Instead of pushing myself and making myself miserable with my food choices my new goal is going to be 152. Not ideal but much more obtainable than 145 right now. Once I get to 152 I want to maintain it for a couple months then I'll decide if I want to try for the *magic number* of 145.
As with my running and everything else in life it's all a learning process and continuously changing. As long as I'm healthy I don't need to please anyone but myself.
Have you re-evaluated your goals along the way?