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BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (54,538)
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11/30/12 2:35 P

see thats what I'm talking about. I don't think 120 or 110 is healthy for everyone one us

but I don't think I want to settle for 300 pounds or even 250 either.

my mom was healthy at 175. if she'd of had her loose skin cut off she coulda been 160-165. at 5'3". but it woulda been HER healthy.

this is why i take the bmi, and other standards of obesity and morbid obesity with a grain of salt.

it doesn't mean as much as you think.

when I was a kid all the girls thought I was gross and fat. I got measured with a fat scalpel, I was just slightly above normal range.

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11/30/12 10:51 A

I think it's possible. I used to be loosely involved in fat acceptance events. For the past couple of years, I have been converting myself to living a healthy lifestyle which has meant a significant amount of weight loss. I still see myself as a fat person; in fact, I am still obese at 5'4" 178 pounds.

A lot of people think the end product of their weight loss will be a fitness model physique. I don't that's realistic or even possible for me. I just don't care enough to strive for a "perfect" body. My body is damn near perfect right now. The only thing wrong with me is mild asthma.

I looked hot as a fatter woman and I look hot now. I don't need to have a 6 pack or a size 4 waist to look good so I think I'm in the moderate middle. I want to be healthy and I don't want to be plus sized.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 58,317
11/30/12 6:46 A

I am slipping from a 26 to a 24 and possibly even some 22s. I am also looking for a weight loss this next weigh in (I weigh on the first of the month and had a small gain in November and plateaued in September and October). In fact, I am REALLY hoping that it will be under the MAGIC 300 number for the first time in quite a while. My scale this morning showed that I had crossed that barrier but I only count what the scale says on the first of the month, so I hope it stays there.

BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (54,538)
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11/29/12 11:27 P

thank you so much Nancy.

wow. haes was having me think how horrible it is and everyone will gain back ALL the weight.

funny thing - when I lost 50 pounds as a teen. I regained back all but 10. and I gained it back from uncontrollable sweet cravings because of too strict a diet and not a good support system at college.

then I had kidz. after the twins I was on my way to lower weight, but I think the up and down weight from pregnancy triggered insulin resistence and I got some bad hormonal weight gains. of cours drs didn't beleive me. I ate the same and the weight just kept climbing.

so over 5 years time I went from 175 to 250. and now I'm averaging at 226 to 229.

my goal weight, not ideal by drs. standards is either 160 to 175 or a size 10-12.

I am a size 20-22 depending (shopping at

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 58,317
11/29/12 10:04 P

For years now, I have been working toward a healthier ME. If I lose weight, I am happy. If I don't lose but stay the same or about the same for a month or two or even three, I don't get upset, I just keep on TRYING to do better. YOUR attitude is really a healthy one. Before my son's death, I had lost 160 pounds and kept it off for several years before I regained during a period of grief. Because I had lost slowly, eaten healthier, and kind of stuck to a MODERATE MIDDLE (as you call it) throughout the loss and maintenance, it took me several years to regain most of it but even then not ALL of it. I am back on track losing again, slowly, never depriving myself or overdoing exercise or starvation eating or fad diets etc., I am not at my IDEAL weight by a long shot BUT I will have lost about 50 pounds since April of this year and am moving in the right direction again. When I DO finally get to my ideal weight, I doubt I will regain it again, but if I do, I know how to get back to where I will be healthier. Already in this stretch, I am walking better (arthritis really reduced), breathing REALLY improved, and blood sugar, pressure and cholesterol all improved and I have more energy. The benefits are well worth the time it is taking for the scale numbers to crawl slowly down.

BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (54,538)
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11/29/12 7:51 P

I have seen a lot of very overweight ppl in the self-acceptance area and pro-fat acceptance.

then to the very weight and exercise conscious

my question ~ is a happy middle possible? is it possible to lose a moderate amount of weigh and maintain it?

I don't want to rebound in weight. I also don't feel comfortable at my weight. FOREVER either.

would love some advice.

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