Total Weight Loss

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Scale Says

This morning the scale read 173.2.  That is slightly above my zone of tolerance, but it really hasn't bothered me.  Even knowing that I have this trip coming up, I haven't gotten all freaked out it.  In times past, the somewhat recent past, I would have been trying to starve myself between now and Wednesday morning so that I could see a certain number on the scale. 

Would I like to have a lower number on the scale?  Of course!  But, I've learned that those freak-out crash things are counterproductive in the long run. I know what I have to do to get to my goal.  If I do those things I'll make steady progress and that is all I want, an overall downward trend.

I believe I have made peace with the concept of not being able to set a goal to weigh a certain amount by a certain date.  It really goes against my analytical brain.  I hesitate to say that because every time I do, it seems like I'm reminded that I haven't made quite as much progress as I thought.

Of course, I'd like to be at my goal weight sooner rather than later.  But once I get there I want to stay there.  I have a certain confidence that I will get there.  I just can't say when.


  1. But you have made progress, and that's what counts. You are motivated, you will get there.

  2. You're inspiring me - still! I can't set dates that I'll get to a certain weight, but I do find that I have to set goals - but small ones (or I fool around too much). It's a fine mix, and I've just learned this about myself this year. There's so much in this battle that is really mind-stuff, eh?
    Good for you!

  3. when you're supposed to! the destination is important but so is the journey. the more you learn about your self and the process the better. it'll hold you in good stead for the rest of your life! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  4. I think it is really inspiring that you are able to be at peace with not reaching your goal at a certain date. I have a date (my wedding day!) that I want to meet my goal, and I can't seem to shake the thought that if I don't make it, it will all be for nothing, a failure. Ridiculous, I know!

    So I think it is awesome that you are more relaxed about this! :D