Thanks, Gypsy and Simoncat! I don't think it has sunk in for me yet; I feel strangely cool about it, partly because I really thought I could achieve the 124 goal. But it I have been at and around this weight for over two months now, and it's not a bad weight, and dang, if this was my goal when I was 26, why shouldn't be a goal for a 61-year old?!? Besides, I have a long experience of motivating myself by "giving up." When a task looks really overwhelming, I struggle at it for a while, and then declare loudly, "I will NEVER get this done!" Then I plunge right back into it and finish it. If something is lost, same thing, I search until I'm sweaty, then I say, "That's it. It's gone forever." And usually, I do find it fairly soon after that. I think I get myself all bound up and tense or something, and giving up releases the tension and lets me get on with whatever I had to do.
Whatever the reason, I think it will come to me in a little while that I should be excited, and get a testimonial put together for the testimonial thread. I'm also waiting till I get the photo part together. I am so clueless on the photo thing, I know I put a before photo in this thread a long time ago, and totally forgot how, but doing it is the easy part--the hard part is getting photos on this laptop, which is not the one we sync our iPhones to, or anything. Also, I have to ask DH to take a new after photo of me--I have one from maybe April, but I've lost at least 5 pounds since then, and besides, I'm wearing a jacket and scarf and hat (we were freezing at a backyard fire at our friends' house!) My before pic that I want to use has me wearing my ubiquitous fleece vest and turtleneck--and the after photo should, too, I think. I have another photo at work--no idea how to get it home and on a computer I can use (I tried attaching it in an email but it just sits there like a word document). The photo from work is me dressed like a pirate for Talk Like a Pirate Day two years ago; I have no idea what I can wear this year...I should seek out some pirate-y clothes at a thrift store! (The scarf will still fit!
Anyway--16 days left to San Diego. I ate the exact foods listed yesterday. Today I did about 1/2 hour of exercise--I walked 1.5 miles with Leslie Sansone, a bit farther than I have ever gone with her before! Now that it's dark in the morning again, I can use the front window as a mirror so I can check my back alignment and see if I'm doing the moves right--it's kind of fun!
For food today, I will have: 1 cup rolled oats dry with 1 cup frozen cherries; brown rice and frozen stir-fry veggies for lunch, snack of 2 medium potatoes, grape tomatoes, raw cabbage, and grapes (all separate--not a salad!
), and for dinner I'll make more rice and try the stir-fry veggie I found at Costco yesterday,
Oh man! Speaking of potatoes and Costco! I went the "other" Costco last night, which usually has lots better stuff than the one on my way home, but the potatoes were ALL moldy! It smelled disgusting! They only had golds and russets, no reds, and I couldn't buy any potatoes! So we stopped at Fred Meyer on the way home, and they had some--not a lot, but at least sort of fresh. I found 4 yams ($1.79 a pound) that didn't look terrible, and it just killed me to spend $1.29 a pound on plain red and gold potatoes! They are 69 cents a pound at Costco, and usually are ten times better-tasting, too. Oh, well, maybe it's the very end of a season and we are getting ready for the newer crops, who knows. I know the apples have been incredibly bland lately--I have never gone so many months without an apple before! But come September, there will be better ones, I'm sure!
Dang--long post. Sorry. Better get to eating and making everyone's lunches (mine & DH's, that is--DD makes her own.