Another week, another 2/10 of a pound gone. Sigh. I don’t think I’m ready to use the word frustrated yet, but I am becoming resigned to it taking a very, very long time to get to my goal weight. I will definitely not be meeting the goal I set eight weeks ago, to get below 150 pounds.
This week’s topic involved reminding ourselves why we want to lose weight. In my case, it’s certainly not because I’m going to be skinny, whatever that means. I think the only time I’ve every been skinny was for around 10 minutes when I was in the 4th grade. I have always had and always will have heavy legs and big hips, and I’ve got “curves.” But I’ve also got a very small frame, and carrying around too many extra pounds on these bones and joints of mine is hard and it hurts (and it’s how I developed bursitis). Wearing a smaller size is a nice side benefit, but it’s not my reason for wanting to get rid of the extra weight. I want to be and stay strong as I continue to age, and to stay healthy, and I can do that better when I’m not overweight.
Also, I continue to enjoy acquiring and reinforcing a new approach to eating. My relationship with food has always had its ups and downs, but these last few months with Weight Watchers have helped smooth some of the peaks and valleys, and helped me maintain a more even approach to both cooking and eating.
Anyway, the weight loss may have slowed down (hopefully just for the time being), but I’m still going to continue to hang in there.