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What Will The New Me Be Like?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I'm not doing April goals. I failed miserably at my March goals, so I'm giving it a rest this month. (Not giving up on goals entirely. Just changing tack for a month or so.)

Well, there is a kind of overarching goal I have, which is nebulous and hard to define, and that is to figure out The New Me.

I have spent the better part of my life overweight or at the low end of obesity. Now I will be able to spend my remaining years back at a healthy size -- provided nothing happens to derail me. So I think I need to do some visualization of what life will be like for me as a healthy person at my goal weight.

What will maintenance look like? Feel like?

~What kind of clothes will I wear?
With plus sizes, I had limited choice. Now, my choices have expanded as my size has shrunk. I need to develop a "style" for myself.

~How high will I wear my heels?
I think I am already too old for those platform spikes, probably for platforms of any kind. I really love shoes, but I have been limited in the past few years in what I could wear, so I mostly ended up shopping in the "comfy shoe" stores. Again, I have more options available to me now -- and an actual need to shop for shoes, since my feet are narrower and shorter without all the extra weight pressing down on them.

~How short or long will I wear my hair?
Now that I have a smaller face, how short am I willing to go? Or will I grow my hair longer again (perhaps if I relax my gym schedule)?

~How many times per week will I go to the gym?
Will I still keep a crazy gym schedule with a greatly increased calorie allowance? Or will I relax my gym schedule and continue to be careful with what I eat?

~Will I take up new activities?
Some activities will still be limited because of my hip, but I will no longer be limited by a larger body size or increased weight. Also, I have more strength and endurance now. I've already tried snow shoeing and loved it. Perhaps there are other activities open to me that I never would have considered before, like sailing or kayaking, rock wall climbing, yoga?

I have no idea what the future holds for me, but of course I am looking forward to finding out.
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