Thursday, January 13, 2011


The beginning of a new week - week 23 on program - and the first day of the rest of my life. 

I just returned from my counselor - and lost another 6 pounds.  I am happy.  I had questioned my ability to hit my new goal of 90 pounds by Valentine's Day,  but now feel that it is definitely a reasonable goal. 

I have been here before.  I have already told you that my brain doesn't always function in a normal manner.  But, I have reached the point where people are starting to tell me I look good - or I look great!  Somehow, my brain has a tendency to translate that to "You look fantastic - you can quit now!"  I have to be constantly aware of the mental demons that attack me from within.  Those voices that try to convince me that I am okay - all is well - I am fine as I am.  That's one of the reasons that I have wanted to create this blog.  I know that by verbalizing those thoughts it will help me remain on the road.

In case you are wondering, my weeks begin on Thursday - my weigh-in day.  That is only one of the changes I have made in my habits.  I no longer wait until Monday to begin something.  I realize that by putting off things until Monday, I was actually just postponing a positive action that there was no reason to delay.  Starting next week - or next month just means that it will take longer to reach my ultimate destination. 


  1. Congratulations on the 6 pounds!

    People are telling you that you look great, and that you're doing a great job and that they support you 100%. Don't put so much power in the words of others, positive or negative. You will know when you are done. You have worked too hard to settle for anything but all the way now!

  2. Awesome job! Keep up the great work!