After much consideration, I’ve decided to make a slight change in my posting. As I said last week, I needed to decide if I was still as committed to losing weight as I’ve been saying (despite the fact I’ve been in a holding pattern of some duration.) The answer that comes to me is both yes and no. I am committed to continuing on a healthy path, moving forward in my life on several fronts – my weight being one of them. But I cannot continue on the path where my weight is the one factor that determines success or progress. It is one of the things, not THE thing, that I am doing with my life.
The change in my posting? I will post my weigh-in on the first Thursday of each month, beginning in October. This offers an update to those of you who are secretly hoping I (someday) reach my ideal weight. It also helps me track my own health choices in a concrete and honest way. But it frees us all from relying on a number on the scale to determine how I’m doing. I don’t want to hold myself or you, dear friends, hostage to that any more!