Friday, November 18, 2011
133 Has Arrived!
I'm starting to see 133 pounds now and again on the scale! As always, it's not consistent, but 135 seems to have been banished! I'm very glad for the change since I feel like I'm approaching a dangerous phase of weight loss. First of all, I've lost enough weight to feel good about the process and a bit like I've "arrived". And indeed I HAVE arrived at the first goal, but not the ultimate weight loss goal. But the feeling of accomplishment can make me less vigilant about the quality and quantity of my intake and cause a small backslide of sorts. Actually an occasional look into those dressing room mirrors that always make me feel fat is a good thing about now to keep me motivated to continue to lose. Secondly, we're entering into the cold weather here. There are two problems with winter weather: I'm naturally less active and the cold seems to make one craze heavier, richer foods. I also shy away from cold foods in the winter like fruit out of the refrigerator or salads. I want to put something warm into my stomach on cold days. So I'm not doing too well on the vegetable front lately. I need to come up with some way to eat vegetables that is not a salad but is still healthy. And perhaps I can counter the lower activity with a little time on my husband's treadmill. I'm hoping to keep the momentum going through the next year.