My long-term goal is to lose 52 pounds by November 23 of this year. One pound a week. That didn’t sound too strenuous.
Well, after over six weeks, I have lost one pound. One pound. I couldn’t squeeze even another quarter pound from that highly-accurate, uncompromising scale of mine.
When I set my one pound per week goal, I knew it might be difficult. It is certainly harder to lose weight at 59 than it was at 29. I can remember losing 10 pounds in one week when I was in my 30s (mostly water, of course, and it didn’t stay gone).
I did not gain over Christmas, in spite of the constant presence of temptation, and I did allow myself many, many, many treats (many).
So one pound isn’t so bad. One pound down and 51 to go.
Best always, Alexandra