A stock market analogy for weight loss
Friday, July 20, 2018
So when a stock bounces up and down, it often runs into a ceiling, a "resistance" price that it just can't break through, and the price declines a bit, until it hits a lower bound, where it finds "support" and rises again. Investors are always looking for that "breakout", where the stock manages to push up through the resistance, kind of like being able to get through the clouds, and emerging into blue skies above. (Yes, there's money to be made when stocks plunge through the floor, too, but let's keep this relatively simple, shall we?)
It's the exact opposite for weight loss, where the resistance is at the lower end of the scale, and we're looking for the downward break. My weight found a balance point somewhere between 225 and 230 for a past few month, and while it peeked above the higher end a bit on occasions, the lower end held steady for a while. And I was thinking, if only I could break through that resistance, there might be room there for the weight to run a bit.
So this morning, I weighed myself at 220. Definite break. Though I wonder if I can keep it there, as I won't have much opportunity for exercise over the weekend. But I'll take it.
Wish I could quit the BLC while I was ahead, though, I've hit my goal and then another pounds and a half downward. Need to stay there for another 5 days, which will be a trick for me and my yo yo weight.