Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Revised Goals and a bit of randomness
Today I weighed .2 less than yesterday, which means that yesterday was not a fluke! Yay. So I have been thinking about my new long-term goals. As they say, "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time" I can't remember if that was Dave Ramsey, or Dave Ramsey quoting someone else. Anyway..... I did the math on the last two months, and I lost 1.5 pounds per month. Horrible, you say? Not at all! I am so encouraged! Slow, steady, reasonable weight loss is an amazing thing. So my new goal is.......1.5 pounds per month for the next 24 months. If I can do this, which I know I can, in two more years I will weigh what I weighed on the day I got married. Sounds like a nice goal to me!
On to the randomness. I love, love, love Pinterest. Except for all the time I waste on Pinterest. I read about fitness among other things. I have been seeing blogs written by Body Positive writers, and there is just something about that that I find really disturbing. Now, I know that there are those with real medical issues that make weight loss hard. However, for most of us it's a matter of too little movement and too much food. Rejoicing in my "curves" (they are more like bulges) is not realistic or healthy. And let's be honest.....nobody feels good with bulges and the health problems that these bring with them. (think knees, hips, back, blood sugar, cholesterol) I would love to encourage others to continue to try, to fight, to move, to never give in and never give up, no matter how hard, and no matter the challenge. Let's not just be happy that we can buy pretty clothes. I know I will never be 120 pounds and I am good with that. But I can always aim for trimmer, healthier, fitter, stronger. It's not easy and I know that better than anyone. But if you aim at nothing.....you'll hit it every time.