Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Six months after my New Year's resolution
This morning I weight 2/10 of a pound under 150, which is another milestone because I am now one hundred forty-something. I am ten pounds under my original goal, and have lost thirty-seven pounds. I don't care whether I lose more, but I do care that I keep the weight off.
Something I've learned is that I don't need to eat dessert just because Cliff does, which saves me at least 200 calories a day. Cliff cannot eat a meal without having something sweet, and for all these years I have been eating dessert just because he does. We are both "buddy eaters" and tend to want whatever the other is eating. Now I ask myself, "Do you really want that?"
The answer is usually no. During the summer, I buy those long popsicles at Walmart. Our old practice was to eat several of those a day. Now we are allowed one daily, but I forget to eat mine!
So here's hoping I can give a good report six months from now. Every time I wonder if I will maintain, I remember my daughter's challenge early this year: "Do you know ANYBODY who ever kept the weight off after they lost it?"
I am striving to finally be that one. Thanks, Rachel, for the motivation.