I am totally being lazy and posting this email I sent one of my flogger friends. I know, I'm terrible! And did I mention lazy?
I can't believe I've lost (now) FIVE pounds after being stalled for so long. It really goes to show you that perseverance is the key. For me, having a very concrete goal is important too. In my previous attempts, I would always just try to "lose weight" and not really know how much. I'd lose until a) I felt I looked ok, or b) I got tired/bored with it. The weight loss would last a little while, but then I'd just go back to all the old habits. This time I know my exact goal, and the weight I want to stay at. All I have to do is get there and then figure out what I need to do to maintain it! Easy, right? Pffft. Having only 10 lbs to go is a bit scary/daunting because moving into the maintenance phase is where things can fall off the rails. I hope I can find a balance with eating and working out.
Yup, so there it is. That's the #9 secret of my so-far success. I actually have a goal! And, wanna know another secret?
I am really going to make it.
Oh, and one more pic I want to share with you. Hee hee...it's from work today. It was "I can't believe you wore that!" day. I really can't believe I wore it.
I just thought of something...if I had seen this pic a month or so ago, I would be wondering who photoshopped my waist to make it look like that!