Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. This is a very positive place to be. I'm happy to be having this experience with all of you.
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After some thought, I think I will go to the reunion! I can't pass it up. I would really regret not going. So, that decision's made.
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Milestone rewards: I note that some people have set goals and rewards for themselves. I kinda like this idea.
So I was tossing around the idea: What reward seems reasonable for losing 40 lbs.?
For me, really, the goal *IS* the reward. To lose 40 lbs is more exciting to me than a 'thing'. (Although SPARROW147 gave herself a nice ring, which is a nice constant reminder of the work she did to lose 50 lbs. That's a pretty awesome reward. )
I plan on getting a new outfit for the Reunion. I could call that my reward, but I was going to do that anyway.
One part of me says, "Reward?! For what? Letting yourself get overweight? Big deal, you're bringing yourself back to a healthy weight. You need to be rewarded for that? Do healthy people reward themselves for being healthy? Do you need a reward for keeping the grass mowed, too?"
I don't really want to set fitness-related items as rewards, because if I need those kind of things, I'll just go out and get them. Expensive bike parts don't seem like reasonable rewards. I love video games, but that would reward inactivity.
I guess I don't really need anything.
Well, I'm going to order myself a SP tee. That'll be good. I've earned a t-shirt I guess. Hmm, tangerine!
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My next goals:
3.3 lbs from completing my second Wii Fit weight-loss goal.
7.5 lbs from hitting the 230s!
8.5 lbs to be at 50% of my goal weight
13.5 lbs to move from 'Obese' BMI to 'Overweight'. I can't wait for this one.
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Bike news: I raised my seat! I thought it was as high as it could go, but I was wrong. It made pedaling much easier, and I had a lot more power. This is something so lame, I should have done it months ago. I had a shorter ride last night, but went much faster than I normally do.
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And last night, I biked to a friend's house.
And had a beer on her porch.
And that is that.