Mainly because I like to take my weight loss a "decade" at a time instead of focusing on the BIG picture.
That's too overwhelming.
I do have a end point in mind though and lately it's been coming up more and more.
Pretty much everyday while I'm eating my "crazy" lunch of a salad, Lean Cuisine and fruit I have someone say "Wow, still doing weight watchers??" or "How much longer are going to stay on your diet??"
And everyday it bugs the crap out of me.
First of all. I don't think of it as a diet. As cheesy as it may sound, it really is a lifestyle change.
I'm not doing some crazy fad where I drink shakes. Or only eat grapefruit. Or cut out entire food groups.
I'm eating normal food. All of it. Just in moderation.
So how long am I going to continue to eat healthy??
Ummm. Hopefully forever.
That's the point.
I've also been getting a lot of "Oh my gosh you're going to melt away" or "Wow. That sounds kind of extreme" comments when I tell people I'm only about half way to my goal and still have 50ish pounds to lose.
I'm not going to melt away.
It's really not that extreme.
My goal puts me right in the middle of the healthy weight range for my height and if I had to guess about a size 12.
Sounds pretty average to me.
I get that when someone says they want to lose 100 pounds it does sound like a lot.
I get that I'm tall and can carry a lot of weight, so people are often deceived at how much I actually weigh.
And don't get me wrong, I appreciate that so many people think I look great and don't need to lose anymore.
I mean, I have lost over 50 pounds, so I do look a lot better than I did.
I do look pretty great.
But currently? According to the BMI scales, I'm still considered obese.
I'm just now a size 16.
I know there's nothing wrong with that.
It's all just numbers. But I still don't feel comfortable in my own skin.
I still want to reach a healthier place.
Will I adjust my goal as I get closer?