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Reminder I have too much to lose!

Monday, October 07, 2019

I am 27.8 lighter than this time last year. Lately, my weight is inching upward and I seem to lose focus. And at times I seem to lose my mind! Saturday night we were at a party with a huge potluck and so much great food. I immediately dropped my defenses and ate everything I wanted - appetizers, main course, desserts (exception I never eat any kind of chips or crackers).

My why questions - Why am I eating too much? Why am I eating the wrong foods? Why am I eating too often? Why do social situations trigger me? Why in the moment can't I stop myself?

In August I weighed less than my husband, but at the start of the Fall 5% Challenge he weighs less than me. I have given away ALL my bigger clothes, I have no safety net, a reminder I can't gain back the weight.

Now to give me a pep talk. I can't let a slip become a slide. Saturday I weighed .8 pounds less than I did at the end of the Summer 5% Challenge, Aug. 31st and about what I did a month ago. I have not slipped too badly will be ok with one week of focused eating.

I have too much to lose - better blood pressure readings, slimmer body, confidence, appearance, energy, ease of movement - easier to get in and out of the bathtub and car, to pick things up off the floor, get up and down off the floor, tie my shoes, wear smaller clothes.

My next weight goal is 190 pounds, which is 25 pounds lighter than my driver's license. My target date Oct. 29, 2019 (anniversary of my driver's license).

Detailed Action plan - be ready for Tuesday TOPS meeting, plan a one-week menu, keep nutrition tracking, plan a one-week exercise plan. Look in the closet for another batch of larger clothes to donate, to reinforce there is no going back.

OK time to put words into action. I know I am a better planner than doer!
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