I started my weight loss on November 29, 2009, and today, November 29, 2010, I am 112 pounds lighter than last year. I am ecstatic, euphoric, and all other applicable synonyms about the loss. I have attained the 112 pounds loss by eliminating desserts (unless celebrating a loss milestone), eliminating in-between meal snacks, eliminating popcorn / candy at the movies, and limiting my evening snack to an apple. Frankly, I am surprised I have managed to loose that much weight by only initiating those four eating behavior modifications. I eat all my dinners out, and I still order what I want when I have dinner (except for dessert). I thought I may have to change my dinner habits to loose my desired weight. So far, that step has not been required, but of course, maybe required to loose the additional weight I desire.
I will celebrate my weight loss anniversary by having the biggest dessert on the menu tonight, but will return to the no dessert rule unless celebrating a milestone again tomorrow. As euphoric as I am about the loss, I must maintain focus, and loose another 38 pounds or so. When I reach the 150 pounds lost major milestone, I will evaluate how I feel / look, and determine at that time how much, if any, more weight I need to loose.
In the meantime, I will celebrate my 112 pounds loss, while maintaining focus to ensure I do not wander back to my old eating habits with the associated weight gain.
It is nice to be a member of the Over 100 Pounds Lost Club. Of course, it would have been even better if I did not gain all the weight in the first place, but there is nothing I can do about past weight gains other than learn from them, and ensure they do not happen again.