So with my 5/29 weight of 145.9 — only a pound away from what I consider acceptable (145), you may wonder what are my plans, what is my intent, what is my goal for this weight loss?
Well first of all, I feel I should continue with diet in the sense of continuing to eat liquid shake drinks and one solid meal per day. It seems like a sensible way to avoid over-indulgence.
But what weight am I aiming for?
I believe I am aiming for 140.
I could see trying to maintain a weight just under 140, but, I am skeptical that I — with my current post-40s metabolism — could really exist at 138 without my body rebelling and demanding that I pack on and keep on a few pounds to keep me closer to 145.
When I was in my 20s, I was 130. 135 in my 30s. It was a change in metabolism, I presume, which one day made me lift off from 135 into weights I had never been at before.
145 might not be something to fight. But if I find I can reach 140 with ease, then 140 is what I will aim for.
On a purely aesthetic note, I don’t like the way that the bottom of my belly indents at the belt-line when naked. I’d like the line from my belly button to my beltline to be smooth, not a hillside meeting a plain. Fortunately some of that “hillside” is already notably smaller now that I’ve lost either 5 pounds or 10 pounds, depending on where I start to count from.
Pics to follow once I’m more of what I want.