Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another Year

Yesterday was my birthday.  I suppose you'd figure that since I told you what I weigh, that I'd tell you how old I am . . . you'd be wrong  ;-D  My grandma always said that a woman who'll tell her age will tell anything, and when pressed, she'd say "I'm as old as my tongue and a wee bit older than my teeth."

That will have to do (although I'm reasonably sure I've mentioned my age before, so it's really not a big secret).


Anyway - I did lose three pounds last week, but tomorrow I'm quite sure I will be up due to birthday celebrations.  And although I don't regret any of them, I think I have learned an interesting lesson, because I don't feel that great today.

Could I have possibly, finally learned that food is best used as fuel with only the occasional focus on celebration?  Maybe.  I didn't make the best choices yesterday - and they were old choices.  A few of them were good (come on, who doesn't love cake?!) - but some were not as good as I thought they would be - or as I remember them being.  I find that very interesting.

I'm looking for a better way to do my stats page here on the blog, because it's not working for me at present.  And speaking of stats. . .

I did not achieve my goal of 25-30 pounds gone by my birthday.  I lost 17 (I'm using last week's numbers to give myself the benefit :-)).  I'm sorry I didn't make my goal, but I'm glad I'm 17 pounds smaller. 

So, it's time to set the next goal.  My next goal is to be under 200 pounds.  Back in Onederland.  That's about 25 pounds.  So - the next goal is another 25-30 pounds, but my time-frame needs to be a bit more realistic.  Although I thought four months was realistic for this before, I've realized my body is not 30 anymore (there's a clue ;-D) and it definitely is a slower path than it used to be.

I've also been thinking about something I heard awhile ago:  Never do something to lose weight that you're not willing to keep up to maintain.  (Or something to that effect.)  I have a life that I'm trying to live.  I can't work out for 8 hours a day - that's not realistic.  I'm not on The Biggest Loser - do you think those contestants continue to work out for 8 hours a day once they get home?  Prolly not - and do you see how many of them regain some of the weight they lost?

No, I'm still hanging in there with my trainer - and we agreed that as of my birthday yesterday my workouts would be stepping up - less rest, more movement.  And I am walking as much as I can.  I do work all day and I'm studying two musical instruments.  It's busy most of the time, Chez A. 

But I digress.

25 - 30 pounds is my next goal.  By Halloween.  That's 27 weeks.  Two more months than this last time.  I think that's got to be achievable.  I hope I get there sooner  :-) 

I will be running this by my trainer to make sure he thinks it's achievable based on my most recent results. 

And on that note - this is the first day of the rest of my life  :-) 


Michelle said...

Raising my glass of delicious Boulderneigh well water to toast you! Here, here!

Linda M. said...

Happy first day of the rest of your life!
It sounds like you are making great progress on all fronts so just keep doing what you are doing and learning as you go - after all, that is all we can do and all we need to do!

A :-) said...

Thanks you guys!! :-)

Kristyn said...

Happy belated birthday! You are doing the weight loss thing the best way - slow and easy. I always tell myself I did not gain it in 1 day or even 1 month so it will not come off that quickly either.

A :-) said...

Kristyn! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes :-)