I need your input!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So my husband caved and said we could get a cat right now. I found this gorgeous grey and white kitten on Craigslist. He is only seven weeks old. The girls are so excited. I've been emailing the current owner for a week and she is as excited as we are. We are driving out to meet him this afternoon.
Dean has seen me struggling to get my extra weight off and feels my frustration when the scale doesn't move. He knows I've been working on it. He's seen me on the treadmill day after day...up at 5 AM every morning... sweat pouring off me. He sees what I eat...knows what I pack for lunch... sees me taking my big jug of water to work. So he is having mercy on me and said that even though I have not reached my goal weight, which was the deal, we can get the cat anyhow because I've been working so hard. My incentive is gone.
So now I need a new plan. He really wants me to keep working at this...and have a written-out plan...because he is afraid that I will just stop and get lazy again. What kind of goals should I have? What should I strive for? We don't have a great deal of money so I can't reward myself with a cruise or a new car. It has to be reasonable. Looking good and feeling good is a reward...I do know that. But I need some concrete goal to work towards. What should I aim for?
I also need a realistic attainable plan. Clearly having a WL goal of 2 pounds a week is not realistic for me. It's not happening. Should I aim for SP points? Fitness points?