So I should hit the 50 pounds lost mark by next week, at which point I will have 43 pounds to go until I hit my goal weight of 195. I like the idea of breaking things up into mini goals, so here is my plan. My next mental milestone is 215 pounds. Which is the lowest weight I achieved when I joined the evil low carb starvation diet center after my divorce. I think I can easily hit 215 by my birthday in late September. So that is mini goal #1. Once I hit 215, then I am 20 pounds away from the finish line. So the next mini goal will be to lose the last 20 pounds by Thanksgiving. The holidays are always a rough time, so I think just maintaing through them will be a challenge. After New Year's I will decide if I want to stay where I am or try and lose more. (another 20 pounds, for example, would kick me out of the "overweight" category on most BMI charts)
I have not been under 200 pounds since college, I think. I know I still have a ways to go but I feel like I am going to get there. Not just that, but I feel like it's easy to keep my 'eyes on the prize' now because the prize in definitely in sight. This feels amazing.