Friday, May 16, 2014
One of my co-workers told me, very matter of factually, that he knows I can lose weight. After all, I did it before... It hit me that I doubted him when he said that. I also found myself couching my goals - saying that I'd try to lose 1 pound a week instead of pushing myself to lose 2.
So I'm going to do a little exercise here in visualizing my potential. Yes, I did it before. I didn't lose 2 pounds every week. I had a tendency to lose 1, then 1.5, then 1 and then (Bam!) 4 pounds. That is still almost a 2 pound average.
This was me at my heaviest, about 220 pounds. This was my Before picture the last time I had had "enough".
This is me now. Yes, it's a fuzzy shot - because I don't pose well at this point. I'm 217 now.
I felt horribly fat at 185, but it's now my end of Summer goal. It might be more realistic to say Mid Autumn for reaching the goal - but I don't want to sell myself short.
I was 155 on my 40th Birthday. I would Love to be 155 again. I hope to be that weight by the start of 2015.
I was about 140 pounds on my birthday in 2007. I would love to be that weight by my next birthday, February 23 in 2015.
That works out to 40 weeks to lose 77 pounds. I know that might not be possible. But I bet I could be at least to the 40th birthday picture of 155 pounds.
And THAT would be wonderful.