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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Today I woke up, did my normal routine, and part of that is stepping in the scale. I stand there and count to six ( it gets really picky if you even think about moving), I look down and it says 309.4 and that I lost 1.8 lbs. yay. I am now less than 10 lbs away from my first goal of 299. And less than 30 lbs of my goal for Christmas. Now for another way to measure my success, my pants are fitting just right, it not a little to loose. Yay!!! Yesterday, a friend at work told me that I looked like I had lost weight. Yay!!! Not only these things are what is making me feel good, but they way I feel in my own skin. For once in my life I feel like my goals are attainable. I also love they way I am feeling about my body. I have always had body image issues, so for me to feel like I want my husband to see my stomach, that's amazing. When I reach my goal I will be 5 lbs away from my massive weight loss that I took on , using medifast, about four years ago. But I will have come further than before. I started medifast after a guy broke up with me because I wasn't losing weight fast enough. He also had a life time goal for me to be 200 lbs. at that point I was 103 lbs away from that. I did really well on that diet, until my mom almost died, my birthday, and bar hopping, all the same day. While I support people using medifast, I learned that it wasn't a healthy way for ME to lose the weight and keep it off. So now I'm trying it this way. I have been on spark people before and I'm back. I find that I am more motivated because I'm doing this for me and not for the public opinion of me. I want to lose weight so that I can feel better in my own skin, live longer, live a fuller life without my pants being fuller, to have children, to have a happy and healthy pregnancy in the future, to be able to run around with my husband and children, and to be happy in my day to day life. I may have said the same thing but in a different way. I feel that my weight has kept me from becoming pregnant, so before I have children, I want to learn to be healthy so I can teach them to be healthy. So, now a question for you. Should I aim for the weight that is said to be healthy for someone of my height? What about my bone structure, I have quite a wide frame. What is a healthy weight for me?
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    and I mentioned these ways to measure it and I said that I was happy about the way I was feeling. I am using other ways to measure my health.
    2163 days ago
    Yay for doing this for you!! That is long term motivation:) As far as your weight, you will figure out your 'ultimate' goal when you get closer to it. Don't stress too much about picking a specific number. BUT for a general idea, aim for something at the higher end of what a healthy BMI would be for you...but the best weight is the one that allows you to live the life you want :) I have never been in a healthy weight range, so that is what I will do. I have a general idea of where I want to be, but I'll readjust up or down once I get closer to it and see how I feel:)

    That being said, I agree with the things the previous poster said too. Maybe have a discussion with your doctor and have her/him develop a goal together.
    2164 days ago
    While I think it's good to have long term goals I think you should just focus on the smaller steps so you don't feel defeated. I don't doubt that you can do it but I think you will be more successful if you focus on other healthy measures instead. Maybe blood pressure, body fat percentage? What does your doctor say? Having a good relationship with your doctor can help you to get to the point where you feel ready to get pregnant. Don't forget there are lots of way to measure health besides weight.
    2164 days ago
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