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I just looked back at my previous entries and realized that I took weight loss off of my plate of goals in May. For two and a half months, I’ve either been half committed or not at all committed to shedding the last 15-20 pounds.

Some of my friends are re-evaluating their lifestyles and setting some health and fitness goals, though, and it’s made me want to finish this thing. I’ve taken a long break, and now it’s time for the final push. The girls are doing a ten week training plan to run a half-marathon. While my knees are screaming, “No, ma’am” to that, I figure I can at least aim to shed 10 pounds during this ten weeks.

Something has changed in my head, though. I’m OK with only going to the gym three to four times a week instead of every day. I keep a running calorie total in my head, not online or on my phone. If I eat as much as I burn in any given day, I give myself a lot of grace. And heck, some days I just don’t worry about it at all and have wine or dessert, as much as I care to have. I think this is what it means to be healthy.

Sure, I still slip some days, struggle with body image and feeling beautiful, but that’s more the exception than the rule, and for me, that’s awesome progress, so I will celebrate.

The Numbers:

Weight: 146.6 (77.4% to stretch goal)
Change in pounds: -6.2 lbs.
Body Fat: 27.7% (-1.7%)
Bust: 36.0″ (same)
Waist: 30.5″ (-0.5″)
Hips: 39.5″ (-1.5)

All told, not bad for two and a half months where I wasn’t focused on losing. I’m excited to see what happens when I make finishing this thing a priority instead of just talking about it!

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