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Wow! I'm ... normal. My BMI is finally within the normal range and not in the overweight one!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hiya everyone!

Sorry for not posting recently but I've been busy. I was a bit down yesterday because I was told that the NHS operation I'm waiting for could take another 6 months! Hopefully I will have my operation before Christmas but you never know. Well, at least the surgeons are nice and the quality of service is great - it's just that it takes such a long time! I was watching a TV programme yesterday on Channel 4 called 'Born to be different', which is about an on-going documentary that follows 6 children who had severe special needs (learning difficulties and serious medical conditions). I find watching these types of programmes certainly puts things into perspectives and makes me much more patient towards my own issues and the slow progress I sometimes feel I'm achieving.

Anyhow, I weighed myself today and realised that I now weigh 156 lbs! This means that I am only 9 lbs away from my ideal weight goal, which is just over half a stone! Not only this, but when I entered my new weight into SP, it stated that my BMI is now within the normal range! I've been looking forward to this for ages and I didn't even notice it coming!

This has helped given me the motivation to keep on going and continue with exercise. I have just started the first week of Push (the second) phase in Charlean's Extreme and am enjoying the weight lifting! Before I used to hate strength training and now I love it! It was always the neglected area of my exercise and now it's integral.

Every 6 weeks, I'm aiming to change my cardio exercise routine so that I have two main types of exercise I can turn to and use to burn calories. Currently, it's circuit training (which I make up and alternate each time) and turbo jam. Next time, I think it will be jogging and skipping.

All the best with your own endeavours and I hope you reach your goals!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DARKTHOR 7/2/2011 7:31PM

    Fantastic job!!!!

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PANBOOKS 6/27/2011 11:09PM

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment. Keep up the great work!!!

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MAUITN 6/26/2011 1:13PM

    Because of you and this post, I checked my BMI and you know what? I'm normal too. Not to my goal, but within the NORMAL range. Thanks for the post and the encouragement.

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GRYPHON55 6/25/2011 11:26PM

    That is a fantastic achievement, congratulations, Ms. Normal BMI!


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MELLYBEANS0919 6/25/2011 4:04PM

    Congrats!! That is great!

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 12:42PM

    Great accomplishment! A healthy BMI just feels SO good. Congrats.

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    Congrats!!! I am SO looking forward to that day. Good job!

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JENNSWIMS 6/25/2011 11:56AM

    A normal weight! How awesome are you? It's like you've found paradise!

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WINACHST 6/25/2011 6:56AM

    emoticon I remember when I reached that milestone. Good luck to you!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 6/24/2011 11:47PM

    emoticon on your weight loss !
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Keep up the emoticon work, with your exercise program !

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DALAI_LALA 6/24/2011 10:55PM



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FATHINSN 6/24/2011 8:35PM

    Congratulations, you're in the normal range, yay!

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SLBRANTLEY 6/24/2011 7:57PM

    Great news! emoticon

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LIZZY63 6/24/2011 7:11PM

    Great job on being "normal"!

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NTSOHLTHNT 6/24/2011 7:00PM

    Congratulations! That's so awesome!!!
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KNIT1PURL2LOSE3 6/24/2011 5:55PM

    Wow!! GO YOU!!!!!!!! That's just AWESOME!!!!!

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MILLIE5522 6/24/2011 4:40PM

Yes I saw that TV programme too & it definitely puts everything into perspective. Like you I am only a few pounds from my goal (tho I have more pounds to go than you) but I know that it only takes a small change to my diet to achieve that goal. My progress has been slow these last few weeks (only 3 lbs last month) but since being on SP I have found a determination that I never knew I had! I know that it will take several months to achieve my goal (probably by Xmas) but I feel so optimistic & grateful to have the support of SP. emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 6/24/2011 3:53PM

    fantastic news about the weight but not so good about the wait.
Hope you get an admission date soon
best wishes, Sandra

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MYSTERY4EVER 6/24/2011 3:40PM

    That is so, so wonderful. I can't wait to join you in "normal" land. I am aiming for just being "overweight" now. Congratulations you have done a great job.

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FRENCHIFAL 6/24/2011 3:18PM

    emoticon That's so fantastic, congratulations!!

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    Congratulations! That is wonderful and i am so proud of you! emoticon

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