Sunday, August 7, 2011

220.2 (There and back again...)

Well, the progress continues.  It's slow going, but that's not really discouraged me at all.  I really do not care one whit how long this takes me to accomplish.  I just want to keep moving in the right direction.

I have been flirting with 220 for a week or so.  Haven't broken it yet, but I suspect that I will sometime this coming week.  The trend is downwards, even with the occasional up-tick.  As I still weigh myself daily, I see all the numbers, not just the over-all trend.  Some say that's not a wise thing, but I appreciate doing it.  It keeps me ever-mindful of what I'm doing.  Not to the point of obsessiveness, but simply focused on what I'm doing, and that's very helpful to me.

I do need that, and I admit that I do.  Old habits are hard moles to truly whack, and I still have troubles or challenges with stress eating and/or eating later in the evening.  For the latter, I've taken to eating dinner rather late (7:30-8pm) so that even if I get snacky, I have the reality of having just eaten (what is typically) a largish amount of calories, and simply can't conscience eating a bunch more, so it's a motivator to not eat again.  Combine that with being (typically) really tired from the physical labor of the day, and I'm asleep on the couch before I want to eat again.  Sleeping through the munchies is helpful.

I'm still working on what my final "goal" weight should be.  I'm thinking 170lbs.  160 is still sort-of inconceivable to me.  In the end, it's not really all that important.  The trend continues, and that's all I really care about.