Still under 200 and down .6 pounds. My goal is to finally stay under 200 for good. Not a couple days, not a week. But, a permanent change. I started looking back at my recent history and found that this is the fourth time I had gone under 200. In my mind, I thought that the other times were only for a couple of days. But, when I looked at the numbers, each of the three previous times I broke that mythical barrier I had stayed under for exactly a week. Not sure what pushed me back over the first time. But, the second and third time were due to a vacation to San Diego and a week in Denver at our annual meeting for work.
Last night, after a few co-workers and I had finished playing nine holes of golf, I really wanted to go to Coors with my friend Russ and have a slopper and some beers. At the very least, I wanted to go to the golf course clubhouse and have a couple of beers. If it had been last week, I would have gone. But after finally getting back under 200 yesterday morning, I couldn't mentally handle going back over a day later. So, I said no... and it was extremely difficult. Instead, I went to the club and came home and did a few pushups and curls.
Not sure why this particular weight means so much to me. I know it shouldn't. I would like to get to the low 190s so that I can go to Coors and not stress about it. In the end, I am glad I skipped it and was rewarded with a pretty positive feeling this morning. And, my friend even stopped by to tell me he skipped the slopper and beers as well and went home and had a grilled chicken Caesar salad because I had inspired him. Nice. That made my morning even better and validated that decision even more than the scale had.