Friday, September 16, 2016
Progress and goals
I have developed a new goal for the rest of the year. I would like to reach the 30 pound mark before my trip to Israel in November. That is not a new goal. What is new is that I would like to maintain the 30 pound loss until the end of the year. Why not try to lose more? Um, Christmas? The first real challenge for the overweight person is to lose the weight. This is hard. The second challenge for that person is to keep off the weight that they lost. This could be harder than the first. Starting in November and all the way to New Year's is one big, happy, delicious social event, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Therefore, the challenge is to enjoy the holidays without going overboard. The challenge is to practice moderation. The whole reason I gained the weight in the first place is because I did not practice moderation. For those of you whose weight does not fluctuate, I envy you. For the rest of us, the ability to maintain our weight is vital.
How do I know that maintaining my weight will be hard? Because I am already craving the chocolate mousse that I make for Thanksgiving. Yikes!