I’ve taken a break the last week and skipped a few work outs. I even went to an all-you-can-eat place for a birthday and ate some things I probably shouldn’t. Nothing amazing to report, but I am happy to not report anything bad either.
When I realized I’m on the last twenty pounds I froze up in fear a little. I haven’t been this light and felt this great since I was in my late twenties. Even though twenty pounds is nothing compared to everything else I’ve lost, somehow I find myself intimidated. What if I fail?
I finally had to remind myself that the goal isn’t to achieve a magic number on the scale but to get healthy and fit. As I approach 50, shedding these extra pounds will only get harder and a bigger detriment to my health. I need to shed the weight so I can feel great, and I do. The rest is just gravy… actually, hold the gravy. I can feel wonderful without it.
So I gave myself a week to rest up and get ready for the final push. A few days off, some minor dietary transgressions and I’m back on track. Staying with the 310 Nutrition meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch, working out for an hour a day and getting to bed on time will be my week’s focus.
To lose the last 20 pounds I’ll again aim for two pounds a week loss. Last week when I lost over five pounds it was too much. By Saturday I was feeling dull and weak, another reason why I’ve taken a break. Two pounds is healthy, and that puts me at weight goal by mid December… and just in time to not make “lose weight” my New Year’s resolution.