When is enough enough?
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Ok, is it enough for me? This is a question I have been pondering for over a month. My Dr's & trainers and even DH agree that I am at my ideal weight. So why do I hesitate to quit trying to lose more?
Lists always work for me so I guess I'll list my reasons here and then see how they stack up.
The why I should lose another 10 pounds list:
1. I put 130 on my tracker and if I change it people will think I have given up.
( that is just plain dumb girl! What is more important, you or what people you have never seen might think?)
2. I don't look like I used to. ( oh... be realistic Sally. Your 62 not 20 and getting a few pounds off isn't going to bring those 20s back. And actually my body has looked like a 20 year old for the last few months. You have noticed how when you look in a mirror you only look at yourself from the neck down and think how good you look but then if you force yourself to add the head you become dissatisfied with your appearance. So.. what is up with that?)
3. I have committed to lose another 10 pounds to both Scale Back Alabama and the Biggest Loser Challenge. ( Well I hate to not keep my word so maybe this one should have been #1 on this list.)
4. I have a fear that if I don't lose I will gain. I am afraid of being comfortable with my weight. (remember how you dropped into the 130's and didn't put it in your tracker but immediately started thinking about changing the goal to 120.)
5. I have settled into a comfortable life of dieting & working out. I am afraid of the change into maintenance. ( Change is a good thing. Change is a good thing. Change is a good thing. And besides in order to keep it off the changes will not be that big)
Why I should quit trying to lose more:
1. I feel good an I look pretty good. ( I could be tighter in places but that takes more strength training not more weight loss.)
2. No matter how careful you are you lose muscle as well as fat when you lose weight and at 62 I need to be fighting to keep all the muscle I can.
3. If I were talking to a friend about her weight loss would I think that she needed to lose more?(NO!!!!!!!!!!!! We have all seen those woman that overdo it and end up looking like walking skeletons. Is that what I want? NO!!!!!!!)
4. Remember that the tracker goal is not written in stone. (I can always decide to change it again later.)
Ok, the lists have been made. Now what am I going to do? [I have been sitting here looking at the question for 2 days and I still am not sure what I need to do. I guess I am going to go ahead and post this and maybe the answers will come.]