Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another pound closer to goal

The report from today’s Weight Watchers’ meeting is positive. Another pound is gone for a total of 17.6 pounds in 16 weeks. And, another holiday season is over which means that there will quieter days ahead. I am looking forward to these winter months, as I could use a break from eating out for a while.

I’m in the second 90-day cycle of weight loss. As you know, I plan most things in my life by looking ahead 90 days at a time. That is a manageable chunk of time that never feels like “forever.” So, by the time March 15 rolls around, I figure that I will have lost 25 pounds, the half way mark of my weight loss goal. That will be reason to celebrate.

I’m not trying “hurry up and get the weight off.” At my age, wishing time away isn’t something I want to do. I look forward to arriving at a healthier weight and anticipate that I will enjoy the lighter version me much more than the September 15th version, which was my heaviest weight…ever.

So, let’s do this together. It’s 2010 and the beginning of a new decade. We can do it!

And to my sister, Jill, our thoughts are with you every minute. You made the right decision.

Talk to you soon.


  1. Congratulations on another pound. Found your blog a few weeks ago and have been reading it daily. Thank you for your postings. I find them very informative. I too am 58 and need to lose 50 pounds. I am trying to get my head in the right frame of mind to begin this journey. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Thank you for reading and writing to me. Getting your head in the right frame is step one to making the weight loss effort successful. I knew for a long time that I had to get rid of the extra pounds, but knowing it wasn't enough to get me started. The day came when I had an overwhelming desire to get healthier and realized that as each year passed, I wasn't doing myself any favors by carrying around extra weight. That day was September 15, 2009, and I joined Weight Watchers.