Eight Weeks From Now (more or less…)
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
So, the Winter Challenge is starting any day now; it lasts 56 days, or 8 weeks. The goal, as the name suggests, is to lose 5% of one’s weight (or about 12.5 lbs in my case).
Today's assignment is to list all the reasons I want to lose weight. Short answer – to improve my health. Dig deeper? What does that mean? I’m not even sure at this point. I’m just getting to the point where I’m accepting that these two bouts with cancer have left me with certain limitations that I thought I would get past. Two years later, and there are some that I’m going to have to live with (don’t get me wrong; it’s soooo much better than the alternative!) So I don’t really have a good sense in my mind of what that new me, and the new life I'm working my way towards, look like.
What do I want to change? How do I want to look? It’s not really about how I look for me, although I miss being able to go in the thrift shops and knowing at a glance if something will fit or not. Mostly, though, I want to participate without fear, I want to be able to throw caution to the wind once in a while and just DO things. I do not want my life to be a spectator sport, with me as the spectator!
That is what brought me to the 5% Challenge!