Starting point: 10/19/2009
Alrighty then, I said I would post pictures and here they are. There is a whole bunch I could say, like smart-assy comments about what I don’t like about these pictures, or about how much I didn’t want to do this, and why I think it is a really bad idea. But the bottom line is – I said I’d do it, I did it, it’s done. And that’s something.
Now the point is to be able to show some progress in the coming weeks. I haven’t posted my goals yet
because I am still kind of going back and forth on what I want to say. You know, once it’s out there on the Internets, there
is no taking it back. So, I want to settle on something that feels right for me. Something that will be
an accomplishment, a real, visible achievment, but also something that seems possible to my monkey-mind.
I am not one of those people – much as I admire them and wish I were – who can say something impossible, and then just go all out to get it done. No. Whenever I try to do that the little voices in my head (no snickering, you have them too) start throwing a tizzy fit with lots of commentary that ultimately ends in something like “well, it’s impossible anyway, so why even try?”
So I learned a long time ago that for me, the goal has to sounds and seem in some way doable. But it also has to be a stretch and a challenge or it won’t call forth any new thinking, learning, action, or ingenuity.
My initial goal when I started back in June was and still is – wearing size 10 clothes comfortably.But I also want a weight loss (or as I prefer to think of it, a fat burning) goal.
Ok, wait, – it just came to me. There are 12 weeks until my birthday. I want to lose my next 15 pounds on or before January 5. I will. That’s a goal that is doable, will be an achievment, and even though a little over 1 lb per week may not sound aggressive, remember, I have a 10-day vacation, plus Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays in there. (Better stop now before I talk myself out of it.)
No, ok. That’s it – down 15 by January 5. My plan is to post new pictures every 2-4 weeks.