How Do I Know When I am Done
Monday, December 28, 2009
When I first started Spark People, in March of 2008, I had no real goal for weight loss. I just wanted more energy, which I obtained very quickly. Then I wanted to be under 300 pounds because I hadn't been under 300 pounds in over 15 years, and I reached that goal quickly. Then I thought that just getting under 200 would be a good long term goal, but after thinking about it changed my goal to 150. It's the top of healthy BMI range for my height. It is a smaller weight than I have been in my adult life. I probably haven't seen that weight since fourth grade, but I know I can reach it. I have learned a lot this last few years and have developed a healthy relationship with food and exercise. I have about 37 pounds more to go to reach that weight. So, now I am thinking that 150 is the top of the range, maybe I want to be more towards the middle? How do I know when I am done?
I plan to continue to challenge myself and work on myself, even after I am "done", but how does one know what is the optimal weight for their body?