Friday, June 14, 2013
So I tried all day yesterday to write up this post, but yesterday was absolute madness!
Anyway, yesterday was weigh-in day. I was a bit anxious getting on the scale. It hadn't been doing much moving, so I figured I was hitting a plateau (not desirable honestly, as I am paying for food for TSFL!). I was in for a pleasant surprise when the dial landed on "177" - a 3 pound lost! A new day, and a new Lowest Adult Weight!
I also realized that this means I have about 32 pounds to go to make my goal of 145 pounds. And now that I've gotten past the 183 previous Lowest Adult Weight, I feel confident that I *CAN* reach that goal.
As I near the end of my weight loss journey, there are a lot of feelings and thoughts that come to mind. First off, I've never actually COMPLETED a weight loss journey - making goals, reaching them, and hitting my target weight. Secondly, I am a bit nervous. Once I get to 145, that means getting into Maintenance mode, which, I think, is even HARDER than losing weight. It's pretty easy right now to say, "Can't eat this, don't want to" but can I do that once I'm at my goal? Seeing how far I've come, I hope so, but it is a concern. Thirdly, I'm super PROUD. I've lost 91 pounds! This is a HUGE accomplishment!
But the big thing I realize is this: The Weight Loss portion of my journey may be over, but the Health Journey will never end. The Weight Loss was just a small part of my goal for health. What is more important is embracing a healthy lifestyle - by being more active, drinking water, staying away from too much coffee (yes, coffee!) and soda, and avoiding fast food and unhealthy food choices. That part will never end.