Thank you to those of you who shared in my joy yesterday. It took me 8 months to lose those 65 pounds and forever to lose the last 5 pounds of it. I was thrilled and proud and yet also felt unable to share it in my real life. All I did was a Facebook status update that said "GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!" and nobody responded to it. I couldn't SAY to anyone that I reached my weight loss goal today.
As for rewarding myself? Honestly, reaching goal IS the reward. I am going shopping today, though. Maybe I'll find some clothes that look nice on me. I don't do so much of the clothes shopping these days. And honestly the pudge out front is still going to be a hindrance to a lot of clothes looking good enough on me to be "sharp" or "hot" or "awesome." I had also thought of having some nice melty ice cream - but then realized I'm still on the "no sweets" pledge until Thanksgiving. Even though I sort of think the person I'm doing this in support of isn't still on the pledge with so much adherence, I just feel like I made the pledge so I should stick to it.
As for my New Goals.
It is important to me to stay under 220 now. Today I weighed anywhere from 217 to 219.5, so let's just say 218 since that's about where it settled the most. That's a fair little buffer between me and 220. I think the best way to stay under 220 is to set a new weight loss goal, but not be in any particular hurry to reach it. Being at 220 means that Onederland beckons to me, but at this point I kinda want to get there at a reasonable rate and hope my skin elasticizes.
*So, new short-term weight-loss goal becomes 198. (199 will be awesome, but 198 will be safer, plus it's an even 20 pounds from today.) Preliminary idea for a goal date is 2/28/09.
*New long-term weight-loss goal becomes 182.
New exercise goals from now until New Year's.
* Yoga twice a week, try to finish the full 50-minute session by the end of the year.
* Elliptical trainer twice a week - try to build up to burning 450 calories in 30 minutes. The purpose of this goal is to build strength, energy, and quick-twitch fibers in my legs, and of course improve my heart, lungs, and cardiovascular system.
* Weight-lifting for upper body twice a week. I need to set specific lifting goals here, but I'm too confused as to how to go about it. This is to the specific purpose of regaining lost upper body strength. I do lifting and carrying at work and it's become more difficult for me.