On 7 January I started my, My Fitness Pal, account. I had been faithfully using Fitday for over a decade but it had become a reminder of all the failing-to-lose past I knew I needed to break from it and start fresh.
On that presumably blustery day in January, I put in a goal weight even though I am NOT interested in being any one number on the scale. Ever.
But, it’s a number. It’s something to shoot for and something to mark my progress against. And, today I am so glad I did I let myself believe, if just for a moment, that number would be possible.
Today when I logged this morning’s scale wiggle in My Fitness Pal, it told gave me a celebratory message to announce I have made 51-percent of the progress toward that goal-but-not weight.
I’m just shy of my 3-month appointment.
Okay, let me pause and let that sink all the way in.
Never. In. A. Million. Years….Did I think I could get to this point this fast.
Honestly, even sitting in my surgeon’s office four months ago I did not really believe having weight loss surgery was going to work.
I didn’t believe it. But, I knew I had to try.
I am so grateful I found the courage and the oomph to try as hard as I have with everything else I have tried.
(In case you’re a new reader…I’m really only interested in having a healthy body fat percentage and for women my age it’s between 10-32 percent. But scales are readily available in doctors’ offices so I have to at least be friends with the number they show me.)