Weight's a Funny Thing
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
When I started on this journey back in 2011 I weighed about 226 (last known weight) and didn't have a timetable for losing weight or a number. I figured that if I could get to the mid 170's I'd be out of the obese category and that was a weight range that I'd been able to maintain for awhile. Of course in the past I'd gone on a diet and after awhile I went off the diet and the weight crept back on.
this time was different. I committed to new habits until at least the New Year. Figured I would lose weight but didn't have a number on the scale. On New Year's I saw that my clothes were all loose and I was feeling better. Decided to stick with the new habits and added one or two.
Long story short after my heart attack in Feb 2013 I decided to get to 162 and stay there. That would put me at a normal BMI. Didn't change much in the way of eating although probably a more heart healthy diet and upped my exercise with cardiac rehab. Kept losing and settled in around 145. this time I hadn't gone on a diet, so never went off the diet. This is for life.
Eventually landed around 142 +/- 2 lbs and that was fine. When we adopted our first dog my walking increased so much I dropped below 142 to the high 130's. After we lost her I went back to my desired weight. Last summer I saw my weight go up to the 143 - 145 and knew I had to do something. Wasn't having much success but when we adopted Fletcher - an active pup! my walking really increased.
Ended up in the 137 +- 2 lb range. Felt great. When I saw 135 on the scale I was dazzled. Even though that is a lot lower than I ever imagined. After 5 days in Florida where my eating wasn't as healthy as usual I am back to 137.
Now that is a fine weight and one I never dreamed I'd reach. why am I stressing over that? My. clothes all fit (except some are loose), I feel great. Why do we let a number on the scale stress us out.
Writing this all out, makes me feel better and more positive! No need to stress. I'm right where I want to be.
Finally sunny here in NY and going to be in the mid 60's. Life is good.