Monday, October 8, 2007

Weigh In and The Weekend.

So this morning at Weigh In, I was up 1.2 pounds, which is my normal TOM gain, so I'm not going to sweat it. Although it ticks me off, I jumped on the scale Friday and Sunday, and you know what, I was actually down .4lbs, and then up 1.2 today....why does the scale have to be so fickle. But at least I know I will see a good loss next week, which will be motivating.

So I've decided to revise my goals. Initially when I set out on Weight Watchers last January, I set my goal at 145lbs. Somehow, over the course of the last 10 months, it's gradually worked it's way down to 140, and 137 as a personal goal. I don't even know why. 145 was a good goal, a doable goal, somewhere I would be happy, so why did I let the goal I set for myself by 8lbs under this? Do we do this on purpose, keep moving that goal lower and lower based on other people's goals, or based on where people are telling us we should be? Well Weight Watchers has my healthy weight range as 131 to 158lbs, and I think 145 is a good goal. Would I like to be a little less than that? Would I love to see the 130's? Yes. I've never been in the 130's since I was grown, even when I was skinny, so why should I try to get there now? So what does this mean? My new goal is 145. It's a perfect goal for me. It's where I wanted to be when I initially set out, and that's where I am going to end up!

Other than that, nothing much new on this end. I've still been fighting a cold/allergies for the past couple weeks, which is taking it's toll on me, but I'm happy to say, I've almost kicked it.

Nice healthy week of meals planned here. I'm trying to remember what's on the chopping block for meals, here they are. Southwestern Macaroni Salad, Vegetable Beef Casserole, Garlic Clove Chicken, Tuna Spaghetti Pie and there is another one, but I can't remember right now! Macaroni Salad is dinner tonight. Recipe will be posted if it's a winner.

Have a safe, healthy and happy day bloggers. Back to work for me!

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Bring on those recipes...I think we're all in need of some new foods to try.

Set a goal that is right for you...it can always be adjusted later if you decide to go lower. I think sometimes the skinny models make people feel guilty for not being size "0"...and are any of us ever "happy" with our bodies...we always feel that there is room for improvement.

noelle said...

I'm proud of you for setting a goal that's right for you. I know what you mean by feeling like it should maybe lower since other's are lower.

I've never been in the 130's either. And though it's tempting to prove to myself that I COULD, I also want to enjoy this life and not feel like I am "dieting" for always.

You feed yourself well...that's a huge thing.

How did your garden turn out this year? What all did you get to can and freeze?

Law student said...

No need to sweat a gain that you're expecting. Especially since you know it's going to come right off.

145 seems like a great goal. . .you can do it!

CaRoLyN said...

I think a goal of 145 is a really great goal. It's where you wanted to be initially.

The menu looks so yummy! Hopefully we'll see soe recipes posted. I 'd love to try out some new casseroles!

Cory said...

145 is a great goal. Not everyone will be really tiny. And it's not like you can't change it later if you really want to.

On another note, Kathy's comment reminds me of a shirt I saw the other night. It said "Feed the Models". Just thought I would share that!

Cory said...

145 is a great goal. Not everyone will be really tiny. And it's not like you can't change it later if you really want to.

On another note, Kathy's comment reminds me of a shirt I saw the other night. It said "Feed the Models". Just thought I would share that!

Steph said...

I love your recipes......thanks for posting them! I can't wait to try the dijon crusted fish....mmmm!

So for the goal weight - you are absolutely right......145 is a great weight and why we can never just be satisfied I don't know??? I have spent the last year trying to get from 140 to 135 - no dice, my body just isn't going to do it....so I decided to tone up and exercise, to be healthy rather than as thin as I can get.......truth be told, 135 would be heck to maintain so I'm going to be happy at 140 even if it kills me!!! Well I'll stay there as long as I can stay out of the chocolate sprinkles - LOL!