Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kathy Week 45: I'm not motivated...

Still hanging around at 131.

Which is not the end of the world, after all. For a 56-year-old lady like myself, 5' 3" -- a weight of 131 comes in at BMI 23.2, very much within the "normal weight" category.

Still, it's 4 pounds over my lowest weight, during the summer.

Should I care? Is this my new happy weight?
(Not quite - according to the Happy Weight Calculator, I should aim for 128.9 pounds.)

Halloween was not good for my motivation. Way too easy to have chocolate candy in the house. Better still, chocolate candy with nuts...mmmmm....

I did use the tools at religiously last week...for one day...and then I was snacking again.

Oh, yes, indeed, I do know what to do, and how to do it. I'm just not very motivated right now...

Here's a recent photo, reading a book with a granddaughter. I don't think I look fat. There's just that little middle-aged tummy...that's where the extra pounds always settle.

I guess I need to get myself back below 130, at least.


Polly said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Just holding steady during treat season takes some discipline.

JuliaKoponick said...

I think at this point the number matters less than how you feel! When I was hiking today, and realized that I was feeling fit enough to do a 5+ mile hike without needing to stop to rest, that meant more than the number of the scale being down this morning.

And as a quick aside, I think you have done really well not eating too much of the Halloween candy that is around!

We'd love to hear from you!

Want to write a guest post for The Skinny? E-mail Katie at kathleenann08 (at) gmail (dot) com.