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 :-)