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Setting a New Goal

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I'm doing a bit better. My nutrition still has room for improvements but it's not as bad as it was. I just have to remember to just go one day at a time and remind myself it's okay to stop even if it means occasionally wasting food. A dollar worth of pizza isn't worth my health. In the end I'm ahead since I'm saving myself future medical bills.

My goal when I was 231lbs and wearing a size 18 was to fit into my old size 10 jeans from high school again and weight 125lbs.

Now I'm 186lbs and I'm almost able to wear the size 10 jeans. I prefer to wear the larger pants for now to hold the muffin top syndrome at bay. I still have fat I want to lose even though I'm close wearing the size clothes I wanted to wear.

So 125 is probably too small. The new goal is 145 since that's the top of the healthy BMI range for me but I'm not completely sure.

My new fitness plan will involve higher intensity cardio and weight training. I know I definitely want to lose another 25lbs and strengthen my body. But the reality is my body has curves. I have hips and I have a chest and I like it that way. I don't want to reach a set number to please a doctor. I just want to lower my body fat.

So I'll be taking the rest of my weight loss journey in baby steps. Maybe I'll reach 145 but my happiness won't depend on it. Just want to be fit :-)
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    2543 days ago
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    emoticon you are doing GREAT : ) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2544 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Great goal and congratulations on your success so far!!! emoticon
    2544 days ago
    That's great. It's important your goals means something to YOU not just because it sounds good. Good job! emoticon
    2544 days ago
    Bravo! I have had to learn that "wasting" food is okay too. I am a plate finisher and I hate to throw away food from both a financial perspective and a conservative perspective. It definitely takes conscious effort, but like you said, the future healthcare cost savings outweigh the current cost of food wasted.

    I think it's great that you're not caught up with numbers, because so often they don't tell the whole story. A person can be "overweight" without being "overfat."
    According to my ideal body weight I should be 117lbs O_o umm, not gonna happen, & I barely even have a chest!!

    IBW and BMI aren't stand alone measures and should be used in consideration of body fat percentage and waist to hip ratio. Abdominal adiposity (belly fat) is a better predictor of disease risk anyway. Continue to listen to your body and you'll know when you reach a point you are comfortable with and feel the healthiest.
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    2544 days ago
    Wonderful goal! And it's not too far away! You can do this! emoticon
    2544 days ago
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