It's within reach now

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tonight, I'm sitting here thinking about what my current weight is... 157 last time I checked--and what my ticker says. Then it hit me. Wow, I'm in the 150's!? My original goal weight was 150. I'm only 7 pounds away from my original goal weight?? Now my goal weight is to be 145, maybe even a little under that (depends on how I look and feel at that point)--even then, I'm 12 pounds away from my goal weight! Is this for real?

Throughout my weight loss journey I had kept thinking about how far away I was from my goal weight and it would push me to keep at it and not give up. For a while there, I actually forgot to think about the number I was working towards. I began to enjoy seeing the number on the scale go down instead of thinking of it as getting closer to my magic number. Now when I'm thinking about how close I am to my goal weight, it's hard to process that idea. Where did the time fly?

This blog is not to say that I don't believe I'll get there, because I have no doubt in my mind I'll get there. I just had to write out the thoughts that were going through my mind tonight... Finally reaching my goal weight is unbelievable to me. What will I feel like? What will I look like? And the biggest question... will I finally be completely happy with how I look? I guess I'm a little scared of going into maintenance mode too... I'm not completely sure how I'm going to adjust everything and I'm not sure what I'll be working towards other than not gaining weight. I guess I'll see when I get there, right?
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    Yeah, I just snapped into it yesterday and today too! I was thinking, I'm only 20 pounds down, I still have 55 pounds to go. *Does all the math to determine how long it'll be.* Yeah, that's basically how it went. Then yesterday I was like, I'm 20 pounds lighter, that's a lot of weight, that's my dumbbell's weight, 4 bags of sugar. Holy crud. So, yeah, of course I'm still going for it, but I know I made it this far, so I know I can make it the rest of the way. I also realized that if I lose 5 pounds more, I will have lost 10% of my starting weight.
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