I find that I think an awful lot when I run. Running and working out in general, allows me to step away from the everyday stresses and gives me an outlet to clear my head. Anyway, as I was running tonight, I was thinking about how much weight I have lost so far and what weight I will be at by the time my wedding day is here. Thinking about this, lead to me thinking about people commenting on how they notice a difference in my appearance. And thinking about that, lead to me thinking about a question that I get asked quite a bit, every time I talk about weight loss with anyone. And that question is, "What is your goal weight?"
I started this mission with the intention of getting into the best shape of my life by my wedding day. I have mentioned a few times in the past that how much weight I lose, doesn't really matter to me. Just as long as I am healthy and happy with myself, is what matters. However, I have been getting into setting small goals lately. These goals have been giving me extra motivation, every time I accomplish them. But when it comes down to it, I never really established my main goal definitively. Of course the whole point of this mission is to get into the best shape of my life by my wedding. But how do I really know if I have achieved that or not by the time my wedding day comes around. In a way, I can argue that every day that goes by is the best shape I have ever been in, because it really is. Or should I put a weigh-in amount into the equation and strive to reach that by my wedding day? But then how do I know what my ideal weight is? Is it 80 lbs lost or 100 lbs lost? Can my body actually reach 202 lbs and look healthy? I really don't have the exact answer to these questions. All I know is that what I have been doing for the last 5 months has been working and I am reaching weight ranges that I have not been in for a long time.
I would like to know what everyone thinks about this subject. I know that having a goal weight is important but shouldn't I be working towards getting healthier in general? Or should I set a goal weight and have something to aim for? But I am afraid that if I don't reach it by the time my wedding days in here, will I be disappointed with myself for not being able to do so? I know there will be some disappointment but not enough to make me want to give up trying for the rest of my life. Please take a second to comment and let me know what you all think. Should I not even worry about a goal weight or should I at least set one to have something tangible to reach for?
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 36 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - 4 Eggo nutirgrain waffles = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 pear, 1 serving of baked tostitos, and 1 Weight Watchers ice cream bar = Points 6
Early Afternoon - 2 Boca veggie burgers with 2 slices of Weight Watchers american cheese on Weight Watchers flat rye bread with a side of baked chips = Points 9
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie burger with 1 slice of Weight Watchers american cheese on Weight Watchers flat rye bread with a side of baked chips = Points 6
Dinner - 1 piece of grilled chicken, 1 serving of whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce , and 1 reduced fat crescent roll= Points 9
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cup = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 36 Points
Today I decided to push my weight lifting routine back to tomorrow and I went running outside. I ran for 30 minutes without stopping.
Day #148 - Weigh-In = 237.4 lbs
|Day #148 Weigh-In|
|Day #148 Front Shot|