Milestone or stepping stone? A matter of perspective?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Wow, is the heat picking up here in Cincinnati. I thought it was bad down in Florida, and in some respects it was. But down there you have the beach and water and diving. Up here, you have heat! Lol. Okay, as they say its all about location location location. I will take that location over this one regardless of the heat. Normally I like the summer. And in reality I am not complaining about the heat. Especially since I get so freaking cold so easily now. But, I walked home from work yesterday. And I was wiped out! Granted it is a 5.5 mile walk. And one big nasty hill and one smaller semi-nasty hill. But oh was it hot! The worst part about walking the hills is they block the wind till you reach the top! So it took a lot out of me and I got lazy last night. Didnít do anything else except doze most of the evening.
Now, I stepped on the scale this morning and I am now down 99 poinds! Then it dawned on me what day it was. Well till I saw the date I wasnít positive, but since it is June 25th, it means that if somehow I would drop 1 pound today and reach the 100 pound mark, it would be 100 pounds in exactly 6 months! Honestly even if I gained one and was at 98 pound lost, tomorrow I would be elated! There is a part of my mind that says, drink less water, really cut back today we can get there! The smart part says, I am not going to do anything different today than I did yesterday. I will get my water in, its too hot to mess around with that. And I will eat what I should be eating. It would be quite the achievement, but it is not the one I am trying to achieve. The correct achievement is getting to my goal weight by being healthy and smart about it. I donít want to downplay this though and sell myself short. The fact is no matter what, I am down 99 pounds as of today. And no matter what, that is one hell of an accomplishment!
So, I am trying to treat this as less of a milestone than a stepping stone on the way to something better. Not sure that makes sense. I think maybe I am finally going from a number on the scale, to a feeling in the head. I feel so much healthier now. This is the feeling I want. I have been this healthy, or healthier before, but I finally feel like I can do the things I want to do. If I want to walk, I can now do that relatively pain free. Due to an accident a number of years ago, arthritis is in my heel. It wonít go away, but 3 years ago, if I walked 5 miles there is no way I would have been walking even close to normal today. And the weight plays a big role in how my ankle and heel feels. Plus almost 5 months of training and working out, six counting the physical therapy, I am sure that has helped. And that is why I am trying to transition more from the gym to the pavement and the walking and jogging.
And to think this all sort of started this time by accident. lol