Back In Gear

Progress!  269 this morning, which is down two pounds from last Friday.  And the one before.

Eating intenionally makes all the difference in the world.  Last week, too many helpings and too much lemonade kept me stuck at 271.  This week I made the conscious – and necessary – effort to think about what I was eating and how it would affect my weekly weigh-in.  I ate the remains of a croissant this past Sunday (it’s a dad thing … kids leave a lot of food behind), but instead of randomly wolfing it down I thought it through first and made sure to savor.  That may sound ridiculous to a lot of you, which probably means you’ve never been where I am.  Others of you know exactly whereof I speak.

Which brings me to another point.  There are really two kind of grownups interested in losing weight:  Those trying to lose five or ten pounds to fit into their favorite jeans, suit, etc., and those who are working on shedding 20, 30, 40 percent (or more) of their body weight.  Those are two vastly different ways of thinking about weight loss.  There are similarities – both include an element of vanity (one of my motivations is to look better) – but five or ten pounds isn’t going to become an eventual medical emergency for most people.  Eighty pounds will.

My plan is to become one of you people who need to lose five pounds.

For those of you scoring at home, that’s twelve weeks, eighteen pounds.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Amy on June 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Know how I know you’re a grown-up and I’m not? The concept of having a favorite suit has never occurred to me.


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