Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I've been feeling frustrated with myself. I've allowed a few pounds to creep back on and now I may not meet my goal of being at 165 before Christmas. Prompted by Spark Coach this morning I went back to see what I weighted last year going into Christmas. I remember how good I felt about myself last year as I was losing weight. But yikes, my weight was 202 last Christmas! I remember now that I was looking forward to getting into Onederland for the first time in decades and I did accomplish that in January of 2013. 202 was great for me last Christmas because I was on the way down from a high of 223. I achieved my target weight goal of 173 on March 31 and here I am almost nine months later at 171. So I currently weight 31 pounds less than I did last Christmas. That bigger picture puts things into perspective. I'm at a much better place now. I am much healthier now. I have accomplished a lot. I probably can't get to 165 before Christmas but it is still realistic that I can get to 168. I intend to do that. That allows me to have a few calories "banked" for holiday feasting. Paying attention to the small ups and downs in weight does keep motivation and consistency going which is the basis for the larger picture achievements. So my smaller picture frustrations and fussing and efforts continue to be important. My goal is to stay well under 170 for life and I'm a pound over that. So getting back down right now is important. I will do so however in the light of the bigger picture good news. I'm going into this Christmas in much, much better shape than I did last year and last year was far better than the year before that!!!