This is not a daily pledge but somehow seems the most appropriate place to put down in words my thoughts on this very serious pledge..
It's no secret that those 100s scared the bejesus out of me.. I have flirted with the 100s before and become very comfortable just over the 100 Kgs mark for the past two years. During this period several times I started a weight loss campaign and quickly dropped down into the upper 90s however this time was different..
Somehow in the second half of last year I managed to smash through 105 Kgs (my previous five year highest) and head up over 110 Kgs, a weight I had never reached before.. To be honest I could see it coming but knew I had a long overseas holiday planned for Xmas/New Years so reasoned with myself that mid Jan on my return would be the ideal time to renew my efforts - which has all panned out successfully but I've still been shocked how much work and effort and hurt it's taken me to get where I am today..
Therefore I resolve NEVER, EVER to return to weigh over a Century! Now I realise that EVER is a bloody long time and it's also to be noted I have failed at this before but this time I have to believe it will be different..
How am I going to achieve this? Well first and foremost I pledge to visit this thread at least once a week, just to be accountable to myself.. It's also no secret that I've had ALL of my success on this forum.. It really is a tremendous place for encouragement and advice. I've been a member since 2007 and although I've had stints away I've always been a regular returner. In future I want to hang about even if I am lucky enough to get to a Maint position because after all this is a lifetime game we are playing.
As I get lower maybe this pledge will be superseded by another but in the meantime I have to draw the absolute line in the sand at 100 Kgs.. Also as l get lower I want to have in place trigger amounts, these also can be amended the lower I go.. I think Kim said he has a 3 Kilogram rule which triggers immediate action, well I need something similar but will have to refine this strategy as l get lower.
In the meantime, I have left the 100s.. I have weighed myself before bed, on return from work and even after the evening meal and I'm comfortably in the 90s now so I am confident I have seen the end of 3 digits and it's now possible to make the pledge that I will never return there with some degree of confidence.
As I say, I have still a long way to go to reach 80 Kgs which I've pencilled in as my goal weight but at the moment that is still a long way off and so I want to etch this absolute line in the sand right here, today whilst I still bare the battle scars (blisters
) and remember the hurt it took to wipe out those 100s
See you in the comments and the rest of the thread where the ongoing refinement will be noted and of course any advice is always welcome.