Ridiculously unchallenging goal!
Sunday, November 11, 2018
I don’t often go into the overweight range, but I spend far too much time bumping along just below it. I don’t need to use much self-discipline to continue just below the limit, and of course I like that. The thing is, when I walk past the bathroom mirror, I see a mildly overweight woman, and I don’t like that!
When I see someone of around my age who is obviously about the recommended weight for her height and looks terrific, I want to be like her. When I read about the self-discipline many slim Sparkers use to stay at a great weight, I moan: “I don’t want to do that!” And the tug-of-war goes on and on.
I’ve proposed to myself a ridiculously unchallenging plan. I always weigh myself daily and average it over one week. That irons out meaningless fluctuations. My aim is to lose 100 grams a week for ten weeks and to go from 69 kilos to 68. (My target weight is 67 kilos.) My calculation is that by tweaking my eating just enough to produce a small weight loss without much pain, I’ll encourage myself to increase the amount of self-discipline I can tolerate.