Thursday, November 17, 2011
WW Wednesday: The Reboot
First of all, sorry I've been MIA lately. We had family in over the weekend and BigBoy is tracked-out of school so things have been a little off. I'm back now, though. :)
For the last several weeks I've been riding the weight-loss yo-yo up and down, up and down.
I was practicing weight maintenance instead of weight loss. That would be good except I'm still not at a truly heathy body weight.
So, since quitting is not an option, I decided to skip it and go straight to the "restart" portion of the joooourney.
Yesterday I ate breakfast, wore jeans and a shirt (instead of running shorts and a tank), and weighed in as a healthy me. Not a skipped-breakfast me. Not an oh-no-I-hope-the number-isn't-up-2-tenths-of-a-pound me, but a healthy me.
I asked the lady at the desk to write my weight on a new weight-tracker and not write down the difference gained or lost from last week. I then filled in my five and ten percent goals and saw my weight as a starting point in this phase of the journey. I will celebrate my first 5 pounds lost just like I did a year ago.
I might as well tell you right now: I have 25 pounds to lose. Yep, 25. Somehow seeing it as a new undertaking instead of the last stretch of a long run makes it feel easier.
(And for those of you who may be worrying that that is too much weight, don't! I won't be super-skinny or model thin, but rather at the top end of the healthy weight-range for my height -- a place I feel mighty comfortable and proud to have a strong, curvy body.)
So, that's where I am today. I'm tracking my food and activity via WW again.
I'm no longer complacent yet I am happy with how I feel and look right now -- healthy!
It is Week 17 of my Challenge. How are y'all doing?
Posted by Cayce at Thursday, November 17, 2011