Today started off just fine. I was feeling thin, and looking forward to my well-deserved pat on the back at the endocrinologist's office for dropping my excess weight in just over two months through exercise and a sane diet that included all food groups and needful nutrients. (Yay, me!) Except that the "Woo-Hoo!" of standing on the scale that reflected my 17 pound weight loss turned to ashes in my mouth as the doctor shared the unpleasant truth that I am overweight by two pounds at 169.
The scale's reading would need to be at 167 to qualify for "normal" on a 5'8.5" frame. Seriously. Normal is a wide range that runs from 122 to 167. The good doctor would like me to set the goal range at an additional 20-30 pound loss. (Apparently my skinny jeans are really just my "overweight" jeans.) Because a normal body mass index is 18.5-24.9 and mine is 25. So. I recommit mysef to this plan to get my weight in line as an exercise in discipline.