Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Final Five.... Pounds

I'm there.

I have talked for some time, but not here, about the Eternal Ten.... those mysterious final ten pounds that you just need to lose, but that won't budge, no matter what you do. Oh sure, the Eternal Ten mock you, maybe letting you go down three, only to up back three and a half, snickering and mocking and pointing, yes, those Eternal Ten Pounds...

Five pounds ago, I was there.

I finally realized that for the Eternal Ten to give way, I needed to eat a bit less... Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream, I abjure you, Starbuck's Frappucino's, Cinnamon Dolce Latte's and Cinnamon Bread, mourn you. Hubby McRed's Hidden Stash of Peanut M&M's, I pretend I don't know where you are...

I also walked a bit more.

Chasing run-away toddlers also helps.

Then, the Eternal Ten gave way to the Final Five.

I hit the Final Five last night, but thought my scale was broken. I mean, after all this time, how could I have finally lost those 1.6 pounds that would end the stale-mate between me and weight loss? The scale has registered at the same weight for so long, surely, it's just that the battery died...

So I checked it with the gym scale while dropping my son off for his swim class (You didn't think I went to, like, work out, did you?) and it turns out it's not broken.

Welcome to Lahdeeda's Final Five -- the Personal Struggle To Not Eat Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream.

I'm now determined to hit my target weight by fall... those Final Five will give way in the next two months or else.

I'm so giddy, I could munch on a celery stick.

5 comments:

Edward said...

Eternal 10? Final 5? Weight loss? What are these things you're talking about? :D

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The Final Five? I thought this was Battlestar Galactica!

David said...

Congratulations! That must feel really good.

Coincidentally, I'm also looking at the final five. In my case, there's a digit in front of the 5. I won't say what it is, but it's more than 0 and less than 10.

(Grr. Bogger ate my comment, so I repeated it. If it shows up twice, that's why.)

Lahdeedah said...

Ha Ed, Jean-Luc, I tricked you with my Final Five title... muaahah...

David,

It's awesome. But now I'm forcing myself to REALLY pay attention. Why I've even started taking my dog out for two walks a day...

Isn't it funny, though, I saw pics of you from last winter working out... I suppose one good blizzard will take off most of your 'five.'

MommasWorld said...

YEAH!! I am SO Proud of you! I would hug you if I my arms could reach all the way out to your state.

I have lost my appitite completely and still I have not lost one single pound. Eatting less doesn't alway help. I seem to only manage to eat one meal a day. Not trying to starve myself or anything...I just keep forgetting to eat.

CONGRATULATIONS!!