A short one

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm two weeks away from my first weigh-in since I started all the walking. As I explained to Walt, the reason why I'm not weighing myself more often, even on a weekly basis, is because I know from past experience that if:

  • there's a significant loss I'll celebrate by pigging out, and

  • if there's no loss or (please God, no) a gain, I'll spiral into a self-loathing depression, which is tiresome.

So I figure a weigh-in every couple of months is satisfactory. For day-to-day purposes, I'm basing things on how well I fit into my jeans. I have a collection of them across a spectrum of sizes, and as I posted earlier I can now get into the largest of the sizes, albeit with a certain degree of muffin toppage. I figure that in two weeks much of that will be gone, and I can wear the jeans comfortably (i.e. sit down in them without breathing problems or stopping blood flow to my lower body). When I get to a certain set of jeans, I'll know I'm at the weight I was in 2003, which was the lowest I'd been since returning to the States.

Wednesday's total mileage: 511.35 miles to Isengard.


Walt said...

Mmmmmm, muffin tops! :-)

If I had to wait a month or so to weigh myself, I'd lose my mind, and not in a fun, Amy Winehouse kind of way. I have to do it twice daily (OCD anyone?) or I'm not happy. You should see me those days when I forget to weigh myself before getting in the shower. Not pretty.

Melanie said...

And diversity is what makes our world so wonderful!

Babbs said...

I lost 90 lbs in 1985-86 with the help of a friend. She encouraged me to weigh once a month. I am now 57 yrs old and am trying to loose again. Finding it harder with age. About to walk to the store. Round trip about 2 miles. Love to watch the sunrise.

Good luck on you journey.

Melanie said...

Thanks, babbs! It's going to take at least 18 months, but that's cool -- every day is one day closer to my goal.