Happy Thanksgiving to you....yes, I know it is next week...but thought I'd go ahead and wish you a happy, safe, healthy Thanksgiving as we remember to be thankful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for all His many, many blessings on us.
Weight today is 146.0.
I've continued to walk a lot but have begun to lower my calories some and I believe this will help as well as most of all, PRAYER. I am beginning to fit into my 8's a little better now. I usually do quite well during the holidays contrary to what one might would imagine, with all the delicious food around! One year, I actually arrived at Island 140 right after Christmas! (So...what is the problem of my not 'STAYING' there once I arrive??? BUT...THIS TIME REALLY WILL BE DIFFERENT! It really is all about making SMART CHOICES...as well as PRAYER most of all...)...
BMI 22.4. I don't understand...usually at this weight, I am very comfortably wearing my 100% cotton size 8 Levi jeans... which is part of my goal...and I have been very active, so it is not from not exercising or being active enough. My measurements are saying I should be wearing my 8's....but I'm not yet, only 10's... So...IMPROVEMENT...but not 'THERE' yet.
I think that sometimes we just get tired of working to lose further to goal weight....we just become comfortable...COMPLACENT somewhat...with the work we've done and where we currently are... It is so easy to lose incentive and become complacent... Maybe we feel that we've done all we can do for the time being...Anyway, I will say it again as I have for years...that when you are working on getting to your goal weight and the scale seems to be STUCK....just remember...
I am still here at Island 147 as scale read 147.0 this morning. Still happy to be here.
BMI 22.4. Thought I would already be at Island 146 but not complaining. Have increased my activity and looking for that Island any day now.
Sometimes it just takes patience when we are doing all we can and the scale number refuses to go lower. There 'has' to be a reason...mayble muscle weight gain (which is always good)...maybe we've had some high sodium foods that we are not aware of at the time we consume them...could be a number of reasons...but we just have to 'hang in there' and we WILL see results!
I have now lost 25 pounds this year since January when my highest weight was 172. I am beginning to fit into my 100% cotton size 8 vintage Levis jeans again, which was also my goal. It seems that when I get on a plateau for a long time, I begin to wonder not only if I will get to Island 140, but it becomes difficult to imagine even going down another pound or two. But I be careful with calories and make sure I get a lot of activity in! I usually average about 1300 to 1400 cals a day.