Keeping at it
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
It was the nicest thing this morning to find I had an inspiring comment on my blog from yesterday. It is nice to be reminded I am not alone on here. Many people go through the same issues that I do in some form or another, which has helped to contribute to their weight and other issues. It is nice to be reminded that there is a support system here, whether it is one person or hundreds, I just have to participate and the support will be there!
I did well yesterday. Drank enough water, stayed in my ranges for calories, fat, carbs, and proteins, and ate a healthy dinner. Things somewhat fell apart last night, but I didn't eat and just went to bed early. No exercise, but today is another day. I didn't want to get out of bed this morning, but so far the day is going ok. I am going to do my best to stay on track again today, and try to get some exercise in.
I have been watching the show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. It is kind of redundant, because the trainer says the same things each show, but at the same time it is interesting watching these people go through transformations. I am surprised that they showed last night's show. I don't know why I was surprised, but I was. Wally was the focus of the show, and he struggles with some serious issues that so many of us do to some degree or another. He failed at trying to make the "transformation". But, he also failed himself because of his food addiction. It was interesting to see someone who needs a lot of help, and is now getting it.
I am in no way 200+ pounds overweight, but I am overweight. I just calculated my BMI, and it says that I am Obese (Class 2). To be normal weight for my height, I have to hit my goal of 110 pounds because I am so short. I can not remember ever weighing that little. In high school (after I stopped growing) I was about 120. And, I was happy at that size. However, that does classify me as overweight. I do not want to be overweight all my life. And, I certainly do not want to stay obese. I have 32 pounds to lose before I go from being classified as obese to overweight. I know sometimes these are (sort of) arbitrary numbers, but they are pretty close to accurate.
I know I have to keep at it to get to where I want to be. I do not want to be another statistic, mentally or physically. I do not want to be labeled as depressed and obese. I want to be healthy, fit and happy, and just labeled as normal.
Can I do it?? I think I can if I rely on my support, keep posting to keep my thoughts in check, and just stick with it.
My new motto: Just keep at it and you WILL get there!