Weighty Wednesday -- Those Last Five Pounds!

I finally hit MINUS 41 POUNDS!!

Er, I've been flirting with the forty pound mark (both sides) for months now, and tell you what, I'm sick and tired of it!

When I went to WW today, my leader asked me whether or not I had a weight goal set. And my comment was that I did and these last six pounds were the worst! Two of the life timers within my range of vision were nodding their heads. Good to know that I'm not alone in this.

I listed off the factors that I think contributed to this:

1) I used to weigh around this weight range for years

2) my body is stabilizing

3) Though I'm exercising, I've probably converted all the fat I can at this current pace of calorie burning

4) I've become lazy with tracking

5) I've stopped weighing and measuring

So what needs to happen?

I need to shake things up--yes, we've already had this conversation, but obviously I wasn't paying attention at the time.

There are a few things that play to my advantage:

1) Ash Wednesday is next week; the start of the Lenten season, in which, I'm giving up alcohol (wine and Bailey's mainly) and sugar (candy and desserts). Forty days to buckle down and focus.

2) Spring is coming. I'll be out doing more yard work and spending more time outside instead of inside trolling for food

3) It is warmer and it's staying lighter longer. And I'm taking advantage of this by adding a second walk during the day.

My goal is to reach 130 pounds by Feb. 29th, then I'll have six weeks of maintenance to do during Lent. With diligence, I should make lifetime by May/June.

Does this mean the weight challenge is over? 

Oh, no--It just means I've won the first battle, the war will continue my entire life.

Later, Peeps!


Karin* said...

Dayum, woman, 41 pounds?! I think I have them. It's time to get serious. You have inspired me!

magolla said...

You can do it, Karin!

Jody Werner said...

You know, of course, that there's no such thing as 'converting fat', right? You can lose fat, and you can gain muscle, but one never becomes the other.

It it amazing the number of people, though, that believe it is possible to magically change one to the other.

Personally, I wish we could take fat from places we don't want it and put it where we DO want it.

Karin, Margie deserves a shopping spree for a whole new wardrobe, dontcha think?????

magolla said...

Yes, I know fat and muscle are different and never the two shall meet. I think the hours and hours of biology/chemistry/physiology took care that. I suppose I meant to say that I have stablized at my current rate of calories in / calories out, and need to do something to shake up the status quo.

Yeah, my boobies are shrinking, too.

I HATE shopping. You ladies can shop for me. I just want a wardrobe faerie to throw some magic dust into my closet and make a new wardrobe appear! . . . I've got the dust, but not the new clothes!

Jody Werner said...

I'd be happy to shop for you if I was closer! I love shopping even more when I'm spending somebody else's money.

Cynthia D'Alba said...

That is so awesome, Margaret. You have worked so hard to get those off. I am envious of your success.

magolla said...

You are more than welcome to be my "shopping faerie", Jods!

Thanks, Cyndi! it's a challenge sometimes and maintaining my lost weight will be ongoing for the rest of my life! But I'm okay with that!