Changing my goal weight
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
My original goal weight was 130. I was a bit below that on my weigh in day of March 23rd this year.
Then I changed it to 129 so that I could say I'd lost 30 pounds. But I kept losing because I wanted some cushion pounds to make sure I didn't panic over each ounce gained.
The Doctor said I didn't need to lose any more weight when she saw me weighing 126, so I thought that would be the new weight, but didn't change the "official" goal of 129. But apparently I know how to lose better than how to maintain...
I've been mostly in the 125 range -- plus or minus a pound for over a month, but my daughter's wedding took more out of me than energy. I'm 123.4 today.
I have heard that it's easier to lose than to keep the same weight, and I believed that, but I'm finding it astounding that the hard part is to get UP to my maintenance weight. It's a bit of a concern to me because my Mom had problems keeping her weight up the year or two before she died. (Not that I'm the same age or have the same issues... the thought just keeps crossing my mind.)
So I'm changing my "goal weight" to 126, and will probably shoot for 125. Gotta have that cushion so I don't go into weight loss panic mode!