My goal in the May Day challenge had been to lose 36 pounds. I only lost 5, and it is my own fault. I never did get into the habit of exercising, and though I took small strides, they were not consistent. My progress through the challenge had more ups and down than an amusement park ride. :)
However, this 5 lbs. is solidly off, and it would not have been without this challenge, so I am thankful for that. And the last pound took me below one of those weights ending with 0. Somehow it's an extra boost to get below those.
My overall goal was to lose 114 pounds. I lose 5, so my new goal is to lose 109 lbs. For this particular challenge I think I will set my goal at 20 lbs. For the last challenge I added up 2 lbs. a week for a goal of 36 lbs. and fell far from it: this time I will set my goal a little lower.
I did learn last time that "that time of month" wreaked more havoc than I realized with unexplained weight gain (probably water?) and mad cravings. But I did learn to take it in stride and not get all upset about it.
I also learned I have a "disconnect" mentally between wanting the goal and changing the behavior necessary to do so. I am going to spend some time going over my beginning posts here with the reasons I wanted to lose and the Scriptural focus to get me back on track.