Friday, February 21, 2014
Since October '13, I'm down 16 lbs. Which would be great if they weren't regained poundage. But there is something I'm really really excited about having lost this number so far and I want to share it with you.
Last March, I got pneumonia (the first of two in 10 months. Seems cold and flu bugs go straight to my lungs these days). At the time, I was 3 lbs away from goal. Since I was so sick, and figured I had my weight goal almost achieved, I allowed myself to eat with wild abandon. All my life, minus last 6 years, I was always thin despite a huge appetite. Part of my ingrained pattern of eating was any amount w/no weight gain.
But, of course, things change. By September of last year, I finally braved the scale and was horrified that I'd gained back a bunch of lbs. I can't even write the number as I still have a hard time admitting this to myself. By October 1st, I had a decision to make... either beat myself up over the regained weight, or get to work.
So, I took the number of months and divided them into the number of lbs gained. I then told myself that was the number of lbs I would lose each month, starting October 1st. I called it my "direction correction."
What I am so proud of is that I chose to get on the ball again rather than continue taking the easy way and not doing anything. It was a huge reminder how my body struggles with even a little more weight. And how unfair it is to do that to a body that has done right by me my entire life.
So, these 16 lbs keep flashing in my mind like a neon sign. I'm very proud. And not too many left until I'm back where I was last March. Hooray for me.
Wishing all a happy day.