Another Successful Weigh-in
Sep. 4, 2009 9:43 am
Updated: Sep. 16, 2009 7:43 pm
I don't hop on the scale very often. I stay on my life plan and after a couple weeks when I am feeling good, I check out my weight. I don't weigh myself if I am feeling fat or bloated. That's because I know if my weight is up, even if I know it's just normal fluctuation. I am going to have a negative emotional response. Strong negative emotions about my weight get me to start feeling sorry for myself and ultimately deprived. Feeling like a victim significantly lowers my will to stay with the program.
On the other hand getting on the scale and seeing that I have been successful is a huge boost. Today I weighed in at 297. That's two pounds lower than when I started this blog and at least 33 pounds since I started, My BMI is down from 51.7 to 46.5. That's one pound a week--way better than expected. Awesome.
It will take three years to hit my target weight of 130 and a BMI of 20.4. I am excited. I hope my skin is still elastic enough to shrink back. I am imagining a future where I can walk and travel with ease--in only one seat coach class (right now I buy two seats which is way cheaper than business or first class). I have a lot of things planned in my life and I am married to a much younger man who also wants to see and scuba dive much of the world. In four years my grandaughter will be 10 and old enough to become a certified diver herself. I'd like to take her to dive in Belize, Hawaii and Australia.
My future is bright. I can do this.