Weight: 281.6
Difference from last entry: -2.6

Okay, I realize that it has been almost a month since I updated this journal. Sorry! The last month has simply flown by. But, on the plus side, after a whole month, I am actually at a lower weight than I was on my last entry. My pattern over this last year has been to lose a little weight, then to gain most of it back. Fortunately, that hasn’t happened so far.

If you have been in any weight management program, or if you are a long-time reader of my journal, then you have probably heard someone compare losing weight to playing a game of Chutes and Ladders (the children’s board game). In Chutes and Laddeers, it is impossible to not finish the game. If a person keeps playing long enough, no matter how many times they fall down the chutes, nor how many times they don’t grab a ladder, the person will eventually get to the top.

Weight management is exactly like this. If a person can only keep trying, eventually you will reach your weight goals. It may take a long time, or it might take a really short amount of time. You may gain some (or a lot) of weight along your route. But then you might find a ladder, and lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. No matter what happens, though, as long as you don’t give up, you will get there.

The key is to not give up.

Having a definite, short-term goal helps a lot. I have two short-term goals: 1) I’d like to lose my first 10% at Weight Watchers before Valentine’s Day, and 2) I’d like to be down to 240-250 by the time I get married (sometime next summer). Short-term goals should be used to focus yourself on whatever program you have chosen to lose weight. Trust me, I am VERY well-focussed! 🙂

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

– Miguelito