Starting Over…

After having gained over 15 pounds in the last month, I feel like I’m starting from scratch. It’s discouraging for certain, but sometimes a reset isn’t all bad.

I just finished the marathon goal – which I have been afraid would be a “quit again” moment for me. I might have even been able to convince myself that at 263 lbs (where I was a little over a month ago) that I deserved the “break”. But at 275 lbs – I’m losing sleep at the idea of hitting 280 lbs again.

I’ve asked the question “Now What?” several times over the last few weeks. I think the answer is “Let’s get started”. Its back to the basics for me – logging my food, working in a workout routine into my schedule, setting realistic goals.

My new “first” goal – lose 10% of my weight. This morning I weight 275 lbs, that’s 27 lbs to lose. When I reach my goal I will be 248 lbs. I believe it’s not realistic to set that goal for my 34th birthday in just 67 days, At 2lbs a week, it would actually take me 95 days. I’ve never been able to maintain a 2lb a week loss for anything even close to that long.

So – I’m setting my goal for the end of the year. By the end of 2011, I want to be 248 lbs. I think it’s realistic and obtainable. What do you think? Am I being pessimistic, realistic, or neither?

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