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.