Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
My small goals are (A) 199 (just to break 200), then (B) 170 (what I weighed when I got married and a weight I have been down to only once since then) and finally my tentative lowest weight goal is 140.
I figured out this final number by looking at healthy weight ranges on various sites. I trust the Weight Watchers site and this is 6 pounds under the highest healthy weight they show for my age (33) and height (5′4″). I figure that gives me about 5 pounds to play with.
However, if I get to 150 (approx.) and am comfortable and can’t seem to lose more with starving/over exercising myself, then I’ll stop there. Or…(I really can’t imagine this now) if I get to 140 and I’m not feeling like that’s where I should stop, then I’ll go down a little more. Since I haven’t weighed near that since high school I can’t even think that far ahead yet.
So, I said all that to say this. ... Just kidding...
So, yes I have a numeric goal in my mind, but really...as long as I make that original goal of buying my "graduation" dress in the "regular" department then I'll
make myself be happy. In fact, as I finish up writing this post I'm wondering if I should let go of my goal weight and just push on to get smaller and smaller until I find the right, healthy weight for me.
Okay, I really think I also have a goal because I'm scared I'll get lazy and stop short of it just because I'm too "tired" to try anymore.
That's it. That's about as honest as I can get on this subject. Sorry for the long post, but I think I covered all my thoughts and feelings now. :) (This will be an interesting one to look back up in a year and see if my thoughts/feelings have changed.)
Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
During this evening's church service my "older" twin daughter was leaning on me with her head on my shoulder when she suddenly reaches up to my ear and whispers, "Mom, I don't know if I want you to get skinnier, because you're so cushioney!"
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Remember my friend, Chris, who was doing the back-to-school challenge with me? Well, she is also on of my best friends and we are losing this weight "together" even though we live in two different states now.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday my husband and I went to breakfast after the kids went off to their first day of school. Afterwards we ran a few errands. This included a trip to the cell phone store, which turned out to be a not-so-pleasant experience. I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say I was a little bummed when we were driving home.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I don't talk about my weight loss efforts with many people who live near me. Only two of my friends locally know I'm working on weight loss. My greatest "support group" consists of three closest friends who live far away, my husband(well, I guess he's local, huh? :P ) and now....
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
When I started working on my weight loss I was 231 lbs and pretty much everything I own was getting tight on me. I had only one new t-shirt that was loose. I didn't have any other loose clothing because I refused to buy a bigger size of anything. Because of my clothes all being so tight, my weight loss so far has just helped my clothes actually fit, but nothing is really loose yet (except that one t-shirt).