Difference from last entry: +3
That was most definitely a fast month-and-a-half. It actually surprised the heck out of me that it has been 5 weeks since my last weigh-in. It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. This year is already getting away from me. And it is only (already?) February. I am perpetually behind. Le sigh…
Anyway, the end of January was very stressful, as my wife and I had to say goodbye to one of our foster children. I’m very happy that he and his mother are living together, but it was very sad to let him go. That whole couple of weeks was super emotional and super stressful. And, of course, I did my standard emotional eating.
But that was quite a while ago. It is now time for me to get my head right. And one thing that I realized can help me out a lot is having a new anchor. I’ve mentioned anchors here before: in short, it’s a physical object that you wear that helps remind a person to resist temptation. I had tried using my wedding ring as an anchor, but I am too used to wearing it. I’ve been wearing my wedding ring for more than 5 years now. I don’t even really notice it when I have it on. And that is counter the idea of an anchor. An anchor is supposed to be something that one is consciously aware of. And so I decided I need something brand new.
Being a huge Doctor Who fan, I often look for cool DW memorabilia. I ran across the pendant shown in the photo on eBay, and fell in love! It’s a replica of the Doctor’s key to the TARDIS. It’s ultra-cool, something I really want, and it will work wonderfully as an anchor. So I ordered one! It was only $22 shipped from England, which seemed like a good deal to me.
One other thing I wanted to mention today: goals. Because of my backsliding in January, my goals for the year have been thrown off a bit. So I am moving my goal dates a bit. I want to lose 10 pounds by the end of March, 10% of my body weight (or 33 pounds) by the end of May, and be down 50 pounds by the end of summer. That gives me six months to drop 50 pounds: this is a very attainable goal, if I am good.
Now I just need to be good.