Friday, October 24, 2008
I had gotten it into my head that I should get down to 144. That would be 101 pounds lost. This was my goal because 144 is where I go from being "overweight" to "normal" on the BMI scale. Weight loss has become basically impossible. I can stay the same, or I can gain weight. But my body is really liking the number 148. I've gone slightly below it and of course, far above it, but it always seems to settle right about 148.
Then I was thinking. What would be so different four pounds from now? Especially since my plan was to start trying to gain muscle as soon as I got down to 144. So I get to normal...and then I gain muscle, but then I'd be "overweight" again! I'm not really sure where my brain was when I decided that I would only allow myself to be "overweight" if I could get down to "normal" first.
Instead of doing so much cardio, I definitely want to kick up my strength training and pilates. I'm probably still going to go to the gym just as much as I always have, but I'll just be doing different things! So it's not about giving up, it's about changing my goals.
I think it's good to remain flexible in life. Have you ever reevaluated your goals? In weight loss, or just in general?