Another 2.4 lb gain...not nearly so hard to swallow as my previous turn at the same gain. I think by the time I stepped on the scale I had already faced the music & the weigh-in was just a formality. I've been mulling over my plan of attack for the last few days & here is what I have come up with:
- Though public, timed goals make me queasy with anxiety & fill me with fear & raise my obsession level to an unhealthy level, they also work.
- In retrospect, most of my major milestones have come at the end of a goal with a specific time limit.
- I am 15 lbs from goal.
- New Year last year was absolutely magical, marking the end of obesity.
- There are 8 weeks until New Year's Eve (which just happens to fall on a Saturday/weigh-in day).
Over the course of my journey I have had SCADS of mini-goals that have propelled me over the bulk of the 135 lbs that I will have lost by the time I get to goal. Those are the bread & butter of this journey. However, the magical milestones (end of obesity, 100 lbs gone, healthy weight range) were all at the end of a push where I gave myself a specific timeline & declared it publicly.
So here's to The Goal Goal, may it be challenging but not impossible, focusing but not all consuming. Cheers!