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Made it to 100! Now what?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Had my weekly weigh-in Friday and finally made it to the hallowed 100 (pounds lost). I was pleased, of course, but since then I've had a vague uneasy sense of something I can't quite put my finger on. It's like slowly wandering through a room full of doors, touching all the knobs and yet not going through any of them.

My current goal weight is 175, so I have 39 more to go. I plan on reevaluating when I get there and decide then if that feels good for me or if I want to look at a lower weight. Nothing below 150, for sure.

I've had trouble making good food choices today, although I haven't struggled with that in a while. We were on the lake all day. I had a sensible breakfast. I packed healthy sandwiches and snacks. We ended up at a local emergency room when DH stuck a fish hook in his hand. After a couple of hours at the hospital I was starving and a little stressed. We went looking for the nearest drive-thru fast food when we were discharged. Normally I get some type of grilled chicken sandwich and throw away the bun, etc. I had no interest in that this time. Cheeseburger and tots.

On the way home this evening, we stopped at a grocery store for a case of bottled water and I went trolling, sniffing around for things I don't usually eat these days. I still had that unsettled feeling. Cheese is one of my favorite foods in the world. I love all kinds and I can consume large quantities at a single setting. Lo and behold, some good medium cheddar cheese was on sale. Check. In the cart. Then I noticed some sea salt and pepper beef jerky on sale and it followed the cheese in the cart. Back in the truck, I split the jerky with DH. Arriving home I immediately cut off a hunk of cheese and down it went.

A major sanity check for me is to log everything I eat, no matter what. I grabbed my notebook after eating the cheese and started writing down what I ate today, leaving nothing out. I looked up the nutritional analysis of the cheeseburger, tots, cheese and jerky and wrote it in my notebook. I don't make a habit of including this information on a regular basis, but when I splurge a little or start slipping, I don't skip it. Very eye opening and great for accountability.

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I don't treat any food as bad. It's just food. However, for the sake of my health and the weight loss goals I want to achieve, I strive to eat in a way that blesses my body more often than not. Therefore, I'm going to have a conversation with myself shortly and remind me of my goals in a gentle, loving, but firm way.

SP is such a wonderful, safe place to blog, journal and share. We can get concerns off our chest and out of our heads, clearing the way to choose the door that's best for us. I'm going to sit down tomorrow with my coffee, a pen and paper laying out next steps for the final 39. I think I got this. Thanks SP, Spark friends and teams. You make this doable.
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  • OSONIYE
    Yes! You've got this!
    Thanks for sharing. You've given me a lot to think about.
    Very inspiring.
    1420 days ago
  • OVERDUECHANGE
    Sounds like you do have this.
    Good work.
    And something for us all to be mindful of.

    I was looking forward for so long to reaching 50 lost. And 100 lost will be the big one, because it will take me back under 200lbs.
    I worry that I'll start giving myself permission to slack off once I reach that point again. Being less vigilant.
    Planning how to deal with that now is likely the best thing.

    Either way, keep up the great work. Thank you for sharing.
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    1423 days ago
  • HEALTHY4JEANNE
    Congratulations on your Accomplishment! I too want to lose a hundred pounds and that is a HUGE DEAL!
    I love you describe that you try to eat in a way that blesses your body. That is true.
    Good luck on your continued weight loss!

    1424 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Wonderful!
    1432 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    So happy you reached this huge milestone! We can all understand the stress of having to go to the emergency room and the waiting and waiting always involved there. You already realize that you can't eat like that all the time, but, one time is not going to undo what you have already accomplished and you will get your new goal on paper today and be started on the 39. Love your attitude!
    1433 days ago
  • 4ROSEMARY
    Congrats! That's a wonderful accomplishment! I think it's smart to analyze your feelings and think about them. You are doing great, and you should be proud.
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    1434 days ago
  • LIBRARYGAL11
    Good for you for staying accountable. Tracking the good, the bad and the ugly is eye opening and does keep us accountable. I think you've got the next 39.
    1434 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    Congratulations, and good for you! Not just for accomplishing the AWESOME goal of 100 pounds lost, but for continuing to look at your choices, analyze where you may need to tweak, and picking yourself up after a difficult day and deciding you'll make different choices tomorrow rather than beating yourself up. NO WONDER you've been successful!
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    1434 days ago
  • LPNCHEFJANET
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    1434 days ago
  • RAINEY2010
    Congrats!! That is such a huge milestone!! I have felt that uneasiness as well...I think it is a fairly normal reaction when we are approaching goal. And way to go with tracking everything...honesty is so important in this journey. :)
    1434 days ago
  • MELSMIMI
    Great blog!!! 100 lbs is FABULOUS!! Congrats! For some reason it didnt do the bells and whistles for you MAYBE?? It sounds like hitting 100 made you dive into the INSANITY POOL again as WE HAVE ALL DONE lol. KUDOS for shaking it off!
    1434 days ago
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