TY for the insight Jibbie! I hadn't thought of it that way, and thinking in terms of just 5 pounds is easier. I took the pictures into my office today (I work from home) and they didn't bother me as much today as they did yesterday. Must have got acclimated after that shock. In my head I'm still a 25 year old beanpole... *sigh* Healthy imagination for sure!!!
It never helps when I look at pix at my Mom's house and out of my entire family of 9 brothers and sisters, only one brother and I ever have to watch our weight. *sigh* But 5 pounds at a time are bites I can do... I don't step on the scale very often, simply because IT DOESN'T MOVE THAT OFTEN. Hahaha...I'm hell on scales. One memorable time after my oldest child was born I stepped on one, then marched it out the front door and sent it sailing across the road into a heap of scrap.
*ahem* That was 20 years ago. Now I wouldn't do such a thing, I hate scales, why PAY for another one? My jeans are looser, and I was able to tighten my belt a little over an inch more than when I started back on Spark.
THAT said. (Here's where the whining comes in) I WANT TO ZAP THE FAT AWAY. I want my goal MET NOW! I want my entire oversized walk-in closet of NOT oversized clothes to fit again TODAY!
Realistically, I'd be happy losing 20 lbs. But to meet my goal of what my weight was PRE-40 yrs old, and pre-sendentary job, I'd have to lose 35. I've decided I'll lose the twenty and then probably just maintain for awhile and then start a second goal for some portion of the rest. Not sure how realistic it is to try and get down to that weight though, because I'm NOT 25 anymore.
But 5 lbs at a time. I like that. Great thought, and it makes me want to tie on the running shoes and hit the streets....hahahaha...for a nice hard...walk. Someday I'll work up to running, maybe after the first couple of 5 pounds are gone, and once it's not 100 degrees every afternoon.
And I'm sure that one day I'll love those god awful pictures of my thighs. Because I can put the 'after' pix next to them.
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
| Pounds lost: 16.0