Friday, September 2, 2011

45 and goal

Since I started my weight loss, I have been adamant about taking baby steps. One pound, five pounds at a time.

I was always fearful about talking about my “final” goal, whatever that might be, because it always seemed to be so unattainable. But in the past year and half I’ve watched the first number on my scale change from a 3 to a 2 and finally to a 1.

It seems like it might be OK to talk end game. I’m still going to take it a little bit at a time to get there, but now the overall number seems like it might actually be possible. Maybe I won’t jinx it, after all.

At this point, I’d like to lose about 40 to 45 more pounds. It’s funny. That sounds like nothing to me. I guess, after having lost 124 pounds now, 45 seems like a drop in the bucket.

More importantly? It seems do-able.

It kind of shocks me to know that I might actually, for the first time in my life, reach the place where I want to be. The weight I want to be. The me I want to be.

45 pounds to goal? Watch me do it.


Anna said...

You go girl!!!!

Heidi said...

I love you!!! You are incredible, amazing, beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Your courage inspires us all!

Audrey B. said...

Erika, I met you the other night @ DWT. Your story is amazing. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Erika, can you tell me how you avoid the all or nothing mind-set? Often-times there will be something around that "speaks" to me - like a cake on the counter or a bag of chips in the pantry - and I feel like if I have one bite, I might as well eat the whole stinkin' thing because by eating only a bite, I have failed myself. Does this make sense? I'm fine for a few days and then I eat a cake. Can you write a blog about that?

kicks said...

You rock so hard I don't have words.

Erika said...

Thanks, everyone! And Anonymous...I'll do a future blog about the all or nothing mindset. It's something I know well. :) Thanks for the question!