a year down the road

I’ve not been to my diet blog in quite some time.  But I’ve been starting back on the boards. and My Fitness Pal. I’ve been quietly trying to get my diet stamina going again. Every time I would start, My heart just wasn’t that into it. It’s so easy to just say “Who cares, I’m getting a pizza.”  And as many times as I’ve still felt like saying that this time around, I haven’t yet.  I’m impressed with myself. I know I’ve done this before and this is old hat by now.

The difference this time around seems to be that I’m involved in a weight loss competition at work. I think it was just the kick in the pants I really needed. Since the first week of February, I’ve lost 19 lbs.  19 lbs down and 33 to go.  I’m not aiming for my previous lowest weight of 165, I had a hard time staying there without killing myself. But my goal is 175 which ironically would put me at 1lb overweight.  I was comfortable there. I looked and felt good there.  More to the point, despite what that stupid chart says, 175 is a great weight for someone of my height and build.  It gives me just a little bit of the good curve.

The competition is ending next week. I lamented in the beginning that 8 weeks wasn’t enough time to make a real change. But it seems to be working so far. And I’m going to miss my weekly weigh-ins. Something about the number on THAT scale being lower totally trumped the numbers going down on MY scale. and I’m not sure that makes any sense.

If you have My Fitness Pal, feel free to add me. My name on there is Leighish and I’m always looking for new friends.

I can’t say I’ll update this regularly, but I would like to try.

One Response to “a year down the road”

  1. If you find a place that makes you happy with your weight than so be it. F the BMI chart that tells you, that you SHOULD be at certain amount of weight. Too many people go to the lowest number they can go to and still find themselves insecure and unhappy with themselves. So I say if you’re happy at 175 good for you for knowing that and not practically killing yourself just to get to the lowest number that the BMI chart says you should be!

    I’m with you when it comes to challenges I love them, they’re so motivational unfortunatly people cop out so early in them because they lack determination within themselves to continue.

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