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BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (48,514)
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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.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
NANCYPAT1 Posts: 50,503
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.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.

BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (48,514)
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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: 50,503
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.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.

BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (48,514)
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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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