For My Next Trick

Oh, you didn’t think I was finished, did you? :) As my sidebar indicates, I don’t know that I’ll ever be “finished”, and as I’ve learned over the past year, I want to continue to learn and grow and improve. No ruts for me! Nosiree, Bob!

Yes, the weight is about where I want it. From where it is tonight, I’ve got 5 pounds to play with on either side. That’s a good thing, because I suspect I’ll stumble here and there as I try to shift from losing to maintaining. (We’ll politely call that “growing”.) It’s scary and exciting. And did I mention scary?

I think my next focus will be on improving my protein-carb ratio. I’m a carb-loving girl, and while the majority of my carbs are healthy ones, there’s definitely room for improvement. I have no plans to give up my beloved carbs, just reduce the amount I have on a day-to-day basis. To do that, I’m going to have become more aware of where they exist and that takes me right back to where I started: logging what I eat. That’s the best way I know to learn what works and what doesn’t. For now, the intent is to log and become mindful. That’s all.

I’m not sure what my Big Reward will be. I want it to be something lasting, something that reminds me of what I’ve accomplished so far. I thought about jewelry, but I really don’t wear much jewelry. Maybe a piece of artwork or sculpture. I’m also going to have some professional photos taken. I need one for the training studio recommendation I’m writing and also, perhaps, for other future endeavors. And also to record this moment in time. :)

In other news, I went shopping yesterday and bought a new coat, some sweaters, and new pants. I’ve decided that sizes can be as random as that silly scale. I tried on a size large top that was far too small and size small top that was way too big. It’s maddening and a reminder that we are NOT defined by the number on the scale or the one on a small cardboard tag. We’re so much more than numbers!

And that’s it from me. Before I go, though, I want to thank all of you who stopped in yesterday with good wishes. Your kindness, support, and enthusiasm mean so much to me, and YOUR blogs continue to motivate and inspire me. I’d be lost without you, that’s for sure!

Hope everyone is having a great week!