Saturday, September 18, 2010
In the face of having a week where my weight loss was a little less than I've been averaging, I decided to try and look at the bigger picture. I'm doing this as I'm a bit desperate to keep my motivation. I so don't want to lose it!
I checked my waist, hip and bust measurements. I've definitely made some very good progress but it didn't push me into a "YAY ME" state. I think this is because no one has really acknowledged I've lost over 30 pounds. (I've whined about this before, so I won't dive into it again.)
Next I checked my BMI. I noticed someone else was doing this and when I saw the change in their numbers, I thought "Wow!". So, am I wow'd?? Not wow'd but happy. My starting weight BMI was 53.5. My current weight BMI is 47.6. Yeah, I'm still severely obese. But I'm not in the 50's anymore. I'm solidly sitting in the 40's. I don't think this number defines me but it does tell me that I'm making good progress.
So now I've got some positive motivation to keep on, keeping on.