Non scale victory
Sunday, May 04, 2014
I got up today. No, I mean, I had to get down on the floor to move some boxes. I stood up from a sitting position on the floor without holding on to anything. I did it without thinking and wasn't actually sure I was remembering correctly, so I got down on the floor again for no reason other than to check if I could really do it. Yep, I did! It wasn't pretty. But, at 67 I am looking for function, not grace. Oh, yeah, being totally hot is OK too. Trust me, I have a long way to go before I qualify as hot. And I will have to rely on near sighted geriatric people to judge me that way.
I am 'maintaining' my weight. Somehow that sounds so much more positive than a 4 month plateau. To be fair, I have had a good of major stressors, so I cannot say that I am devoting myself fully to the program. Today I had to catch up on some major housecleaning projects. Normally I do not manually track stuff that the tracker does not consider a 10 minute workout. But, my muscles are screaming, so even though my feet may not have been moving constantly, something must have been moving, or I would not be sore, right?
I changed my goal for the second time. I originally set it to 150. Then, when it was coming off each week, I decided to aim for 140, which I knew at the time was unrealistic since I only hit that once in the last 40 years...for 2 days. I adjusted the goal to 160, with the idea that I will maintain there for a year, then try the next 10 pounds. I am too old for rapid loss, I think. The doctor is impressed, and I will be glad to be less than the last appointment.