Fitness Minutes: (12,886)
2/14/13 6:09 P
I can't believe I have 2 woot woots in one week! I decided it was time to check my BMi since I hadn't done that for a bit. And for the fist time inYEARS I have slid into the healthy range. Not obese range (where I started). Not the overweight range where I have been hanging out recently. But the healthy range (just barely) but I will take it....
And this my main goal. We say we want to get healthy but I wanted some authority to confirm my healthy status. Very sad but true!
So where I go from here will just depend on where my weight settles out. For now I am doing the happy-to-be-healthy dance.
Edited by: CHESAPEAKE60 at: 2/14/2013 (18:10)
Fitness Minutes: (529)
39 2/14/13 11:50 A
Most excellent! The best surprises can be the most unexpected! Hooray!
Thank you for this honest post. Keep up the good work!
Fitness Minutes: (12,886)
2/9/13 11:00 A
Let me start this post with a bit of history. I know how to lose weight. Have done so successfully way too many times. And I certainly know how to gain weight (scales topping at 224 at one point in my life certainly proves that)! What I do NOT know how to do is maintain.......
Fast forward to my most recent efforts at learning to live a healthy way of living for life. I steadily lost weight (that good at losing thing) all fall. Weighed in at Curves on Dec. 22 at 145.5 pounds. I was very happy.
Then came Christmas and New Years, and the month of January in HIlton Head followed by a week's cruise! And during all this time I did not go crazy but I did not track eating or go to exercise (was active and walked a lot however) during those 6 weeks. Basically lived life and enjoyed the extended holiday with lots of eating out and bites of dessert and much more wine than I drink at home.
Soooo, I am back home now and this morning i made my first visit back to Curves since Dec. 22. I went telling myself I was NOT going to get depressed at what the scales said. I would just get back on the wagon of being strictly good. You can imagine my surprise and joy when the scales said I had lost 3.5 pounds!!!
But, even more important than the loss, was the fact that I had taken a small step in learning to maintain. Healthy choices and knowing the BIG no-no's had become ingrained. And I could be happy ordering dessert and having 3 or 4 bites rather than licking the plate clean. I could try the wonderful bread occasionally and only sample - not have 2.
So now I will work on losing those last 10 pounds and then hopefully take those lessons learned into maintenence for real.
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