I enjoy reading blogs when people are almost to goal. It is exciting and fun. I read others who are changing their goal weights after maintaining for some time. I was thinking yesterday about how I set my goal weight. When Weight Watchers gave me a goal weight range of 113 to 141, the reason I chose 140 was very simple -- I wanted to quit paying for meetings as soon as possible. Yep, good old thrifty me was not willing to pay for meetings indefinitely.
I still think that 140 is an acceptable weight for me at the age I am. When I was younger, my goal weight was usually 125. I made it to 126 a number of times and to 112 one time for about fifteen minutes. It was one of those things that made me happy and made me want to shop for small clothes. It made my husband unhappy because he said I was too skinny and it made my stepmother ask me if I was sick. It didn't matter because I didn't maintain it for any length of time.
Right now I'm hovering between 132 and 133 most days. One morning last week I saw 131. I haven't changed my goal weight with WW because I have not forgotten those two years when I was above my goal weight. It was a stressful time and I hope I don't have to repeat it. I'm not really trying to lose more weight either. I am actively trying to increase my exercise and I have made my exercise plans for this next week.
Our plans to go to Alabama fell through but we did go out of town yesterday. We went to Hattiesburg which we really like. It seems so different from the Jackson area. They have stores
and restaurants that we do not have and, as we discovered yesterday,
they also have some rolling hills that seem quite out of place in good
old flat Mississippi. We did some exploring and ate out for lunch and
dinner. Saturday is our eat out day usually, but it doesn't happen a lot
that we eat out twice in one day unless we are on the road.