And I completely agree with her.
I get asked all the time what my ultimate goal weight is. And I used to have an answer. 142.5. 142.5 would be half of my starting weight, 285. I like the idea of being half of my weight, but it is such an abstract concept at this point in time. I am still 100lbs away from that. That is scary to think about. So I have stopped.
I don't know about you, but this whole actively losing weight thing can get overwhelming. It's hard, and it really does consume your life. Sometimes I can get caught up in the "how far I have to go" rather than the "how far I have come" and I get off track.
Which is why I stopped having an "ultimate goal weight". I do, instead, have an "ultimate goal FEELING". I want to be happy and healthy. I want to be able to play with my kids (when I have them) and run up and down stairs without wanting to die. I want to look good and FEEL good in cute, fashionable clothing in a single digit size. I want to run a whole 5K without stopping. Then a 10K, then a Half, and maybe even a whole Marathon. I want to walk around on high heels for a whole day without my knees or feet killing me.
These things are way more important to me than a number on a scale.
So now when someone asks me "what is your ultimate goal weight?" I can tell them I don't have one. And that is okay.
What's your ultimate goal?