Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I've lost more than half of my extra weight!!! That doesn't mean, yet, that I'm half way to my goal, because my goal is for lower than just "not high", longer than just one weigh-in, but it does mean I'm half way to a healthy weight.
Actually, I've been dancing around this half-way marker for almost six months. In one sense, that's a good thing, because it means my weight is more stable than it has been, which hopefully means my heart is less stressed than it was.
In another, though, it's a problem. I'm only half way. I'm not there yet. I need to keep dropping, get rid of enough weight that I can get off the scale. But nature likes balance & stability. Hearts get stressed when weight lurches around. So I've been having a hard time getting past this halfway point. I need a bigger than normal change to put me past the tipping point, both psychologically and physically. Something to shrink my stomach and stretch my resolve.
In the last week I think I may have found the impetus, the push downwards I needed. Winter sufficiently ended for me to take my bike to the shop and get it back on the road and I found an accountability partner.
17 days til goal #1. I think if I make that, the scale will start to tip.
(Picture from: www.medicalscale1.com/20