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That's All You Had to Say

Friday, January 04, 2008

I've settled on a new goal weight range. I had been maintaining around 152-153. My new range is 157 give or take a pound or two.

For months people have been telling me that I am too thin. I even had a guy walk up to me in a bar & tell me it wasn't healthy. Geeze. Anyhow, I don't like that too thin look, but I was skeptical when the comments came from folks who knew me when I maintained in the 165-170 range... I figured they were used to seeing me a certain way and just hadn't adjusted to the leaner look. I did have a good friend, who did not know me at the heavier range and who is very health & body conscious, tell me that I should put on some weight. Because he did not have the bias of history, I thought perhaps folks were right.
So, Saturday night I was at a going away deal for my sister (that's my sister above...she is relocating to Montana...I bought her the hat as a joke.) Anhow, that week I had several people tell me how old they thought I was...and it was MUCH younger than I am... a decade plus. I was telling my sister it was a good week for my ego. :) She said, well, the extra 5 lbs looks good on you and you look younger. Holy smokes!! 'Nough said!
Vain? Maybe, but who doesn't want to look younger (except for people who ARE young and look like kids)? And hey, I can eat a little more.... doesn't get any better than that!
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    Agreed who wouldn't want to look younger? There is a multi gazillion dollar business out there for people trying everything and anything to look younger. You look awesome.
    4186 days ago
  • ROCSTAR115
    I was missing you, so I decided to read some of your blog entries! You really are a motivator, Sonj. I love you so much and think about you all the time. You have always been one of my idols and will always be!

    Was I the sister in the story??? hahahaha

    love you forever and a day!

    4593 days ago
    Very cool post! You do and will look great whatever weight range you choose!
    4865 days ago
    For Starters: Love the hat...That is hilarious. You are an inspiration because everyone wants to look young and be healthy too. And you are doing it. Thank you so much for all your great blogs. Have a wonderful 2008, Cheers! Trish
    4868 days ago
    Now that was a good day! lol.. Congrats on settling too. Must feel good to be where you need to be and just maintain. Do some good workouts, feel great.. have a good treat now and then and know you look great and look 10 years younger!! whoo hooo.. if this isnt inspiration for us.. I DONT KNOW WHAT IS!!
    TGIF and love that hat..that is funny!!!!!

    4873 days ago
    Good for you! All your pix look great, so no worries! You eat right and take care of yourself and it shows, you totally don't look your age. It has a lot to do with how you carry yourself and how old you feel too, so congrats!!! Where in Mt. is your sis headed? That's where I'm originally from. Love the hat byw! too funny. You are gorgeous, my dear no contest!!!!
    4873 days ago
    I think the weight will look great on you. With your frame, you should carry it well. And to chime in with the comments of others, you really don't look your age. Smile.

    4873 days ago
  • MHENNE02
    If I may say, you look great in all your pics. So I think you could pull off a weight in the lower or high 150s with no problem either way. I think body fat% and waistline are better indicators then weight anyhow.

    According to the American Council on Exercise a women needs at least 10-12% body fat. Below that is considered under-fat. I think you would fall in the Atheltic range of 14-20%, which is great.

    Congrats on the complements and all your success.

    4873 days ago
    Hey girly,

    Good blog. Congrats on all the fine compliments you have been receiving! Enjoy tooting your own horn! Nothing wrong with that!!

    Awesome job!

    4873 days ago
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