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Now I'm Ready...

Monday, June 17, 2013

to talk about the other part of my recent (mostly exciting!) check-up. In the midst of the celebration of a loss of almost 40 pounds, healthy blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol, she asked me what my goal weight is. (I'm currently at 180.) I responded with my Spark goal, 150 lbs.

She said, "Don't you think that's unrealistic?", citing the 17 years since I'd last seen that number as evidence. "Maybe 175 is more realistic."

There. I've shared it.

I don't know why that part of the conversation felt like such a downer. I talked about it with each of my two boys, (they'll talk to me, and better yet listen, about almost anything) but it's somehow still sitting uncomfortably enough with me to pop back into my thoughts periodically.

I need to let it go. It's all just a bunch of numbers, right? The point of the exercise (sorry of the pun) is healthy living, which is its own reward, right?
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  • v GLC2009
    woubbie, i second that -- emoticon challenge accepted!!
    evil person being negative like that......
    1102 days ago
  • v BLITZEN40
    If there's one lesson I've learned in life so far, it's to NOT listen to the naysayers! And there will always be a few of them out there. !50 is VERY achievable and realistic. Listen to the people who support and encourage you and you will get to where you want to be. emoticon
    1103 days ago
  • v MSFRANKI1
    You have complete control over your goals. Don't let anyone or anything choose your health for you, your food for you, or your goal weight for you~ stay in charge and keep your personal power! emoticon
    1103 days ago
  • v WOUBBIE
    WHAT?!?!?!?!

    OK. Three little words.

    Prove
    Her
    Wrong


    You set your sights on whatever goal feels right to you. You can always adjust as you go, in fact, you'll probably have to, periodically. But for someone to tell you that a perfectly reasonable-sounding goal is "unrealistic"..... here's what I hope you say:

    emoticon

    Challenge accepted.
    1103 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2013 4:07:09 PM
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