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I have not met my goals

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I don't know if I can really say I've reached my goals, when I'm still technically overweight. I also don't really like the fact that I'm still a size 14/16. But I can tell that if I'm not already at my body's set point, I'm getting there.

I know there are "tricks" that I can do to keep getting the weight off. Cutting out dairy, eat even fewer carbs, blah blah blah. I want to be at the weight I can maintain, while still eating the foods I want!

If I had a different body type I wouldn't give a second thought to my weight. If my extra weight was in my hips or butt instead of my stomach, I would be totally fine with the weight I'm at now! Mostly because I'd be a smaller size and I'd have the extra weight in the "correct" AKA healthier places.

But even if my body is not perfect, it can do so much more for me now that I am healthier! So why am I not at my goal? Because I want to keep setting new goals! I want to continue making healthier choices. Increase the amount of weight I'm lifting. I guess my goals are just different now. Maybe more weight will come off, but I don't know if I'm going to watch it as closely as I used to.

So I'm not necessarily celebrating just yet! =P


Edit : Ok, so maybe I'll do just a little celebrating anyway! I've reached one of my goals, now I'll just keep working on the others. I also wanted to edit the blog and add this comment that I left for someone :

I'm definitely thinking a fitness approach is what I want to switch to instead of just focusing so much on the scale. I can probably lose weight even if I'm not being as obsessed about it. Plus I'd be willing to try more foods instead of constantly switching the bag/box around to see how many calories it is. I want to become more consistent with my exercise and not JUST do it as a means to burn calories, but as something that is fun!
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    It's funny that you write this because I think THE EXACT SAME THING almost every day. I hate to obsess, but it annoys me that since I carry so much of my excess weight on my stomach, I will constantly have to struggle to get or stay thin. I have been in the best shape of my life the past few years and managed to get down to a 10/12, but am still at higher risk than my friend who has a tiny waist and a big butt. I also feel massively out of proportion.

    I recently gained back about 10 lbs of the weight I lost and I'm very disappointed, but I realize it's going to be a lifelong challenge for me. I can't just forget that I'm doing this for my health, not just my looks.

    I think you look amazing and you're an inspiration to me. Good luck with your future fitness goals!
    3487 days ago
    That sounds like a great plan. It is want I want to do when I reach my goal so I can actually mantain my wieght loss this time.
    3506 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    Good for you girl. Don't focus so much on the scale. You have accomplished so much don't forget to celebrate your victories!
    3510 days ago
    Hi hun,

    Just saw your blog, after the message I sent you. It does seem that most are not truly happy with their body, there is usually something that you would change. If only we had our pick! lol.. But you have done a amazing job and inspire many! And sounds like you have a good next goal in mind, too cardiovascular/fitness health :)

    "want to be at the weight I can maintain, while still eating the foods I want!" - I'm with you, that is why I'm shooting for a size 14 and knowing my body type will never be a size 6. You've worked so hard to, you should be able to have some reward of eating some of the foods you want and still maintain.

    I must say you look GREAT, I would've never guess you in a 14/16, you look like your a size 10-12! emoticon emoticon I'm proud of you!

    Have a great weekend!

    3513 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Oh, Hon, this is an on-going process and like the saying "If you aren't dead, then you aren't finished yet!" I keep telling myself that, because I'm 58 and I refuse to think of myself as "old." emoticon
    3514 days ago
    Honey u done great.You must be very short?gee,look what u have done...hoping for u new clothes to go with the new Amber! PJ emoticon
    3514 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean. I'm teeter tottering on the edge of a healthy BMI...like a healthy BMI for me is 152 and I keep fluctuating between 151-154. A big part of me wants to give up the "diet" aspect of this whole situation. I've been trying to lose weight for over a year now...and I've lost 80 lbs. I've done a great job. I'm a million times healthier. I can lift weights...I can (sort of..ha..) run. I can bolt up stairs without losing my breath. I feel great. However, I know that I'd feel better with how I look if I lost another 20lbs or so. It'd put me in a better place on the BMI scale, plus, maybe I might actually lose my belly and ab fat! It drives me nuts! How can I still have so much of a belly when I weigh 80lbs less?!

    I've seriously been considering changing my goals to fitness and health ones vs. weight goals. Get myself to where I have more endurance when I run. Build up more muscle. Get my exercise routine to be more consistent. Learn how to swim and ride a bike (I'm 26 and don't know how to do either...it's sad!) and do things outside. I think it'd be a better approach...but I'm still having a hard time letting go of the weight loss frame of mind.
    3515 days ago
    you need to celebrate now, you deserve !!! dont wait, you can always celebrate again later!!!! lol

    3515 days ago
    Well first of all I have to say how wonderful you look. Absolutely amazing - you don't look anything like the girl who once weighed 245. The only thing that's the same is the hair. Which you should cut -into a layered look - ha ha - I can't believe I just said that. (check out my blog earlier on haircuts if you want to know why I'm laughing)
    But anyway, whenever things get stale for me, I always look for something to change. So....you're lifting great! But what about trying a new sport that you haven't tried much before - what about running...it burns so many calories - you improve quickly - and it motivates us to "lose the jiggle". Or maybe swimming? Anyway - change something to keep it moving forward for you. But meanwhile you look wonderful!
    3515 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/6/2008 4:36:41 PM
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