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One of "those" people

Monday, January 09, 2012

I've been thinking alot about my goal weight and when I'll know that I've gotten there, but the more and more that I think about it, I can't come up with a number. My true thoughts and desires are to be one of "those" people. You know, one of the ones that if you said lets go run a 5k tomorrow they would say "okay". One of the ones that if you asked them to run a triathlon or marathon in a few months they would say okay and do it. I want to be able to ride my bike around without being self-conscious of what others are thinking. I want to go on a walks with my children because it feels good.

I was really kind of frustrated with not losing hardly any weight during the Biggest Loser Challenge over the holidays, but what matters most is how I feel about myself. (The fact that I lost like 6 inches helps too) Yay!

It's gonna take time and I'm not gonna get there right away, but I'm trying to make this a lifestyle change rather than just a quick fix.

*One more thing, does anyone else lose their weight from the top down? My husband has nicely commented that I am looking really good up top but nothing on the bottom moves. Ugh. Any ideas to get that switched?
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    I agree with you totally. I want to be one of "those" people too. I know I have a good amount of weight to lose (about 70-80lbs), but most importantly I want to be fit and healthy. I want to be able to go out and run a 5k, etc., just like you said. About 3 years ago, I was 50 lbs lighter than I am now. I was not completing done losing weight, but close and I could hope on the treadmill and run 7 miles, and it felt great. I want that back. We can do this!
    2186 days ago
    Congrats on the 6 inches! That ROCKS!

    Regarding "goal weight" I think it really is a state of mind/body. Meaning, the number on the scale isn't necessarily the goal. I get hung up on the numbers really easily, but I found that once I hit a range where my clothes always fit well, I could do long runs consistently, and I felt "good" physically, that the number became a nonissue. And as I'm sure you already know, muscle weights more than fat so the scale can get really depressing if you only look at the number and not your body composition.

    Instead of focusing on the target weight, you could try for target fitness goals (running the 5k if you haven't already or something longer, increasing your weights in strength training, taking longer walks with the kids, trying a new workout class/video, etc.). The number/weight will then take care of itself.

    You can also always ask your doctor or a dietician for a recommended target weight based on personal factors.

    2201 days ago
    Way to go on the 6 inches! I think i would rather lose inches than pounds! Right now i"m losing nothing, which sucks. I know it's frustrating, but I think you're setting good goals if you are keeping them in terms of wanting to be a healthier person (ie "one of those people") emoticon
    2202 days ago
  • AMYH217

    I know everyone is different but I too make the comment that I'm shrinking from the top and bottom to the middle. My face, neck, shoulders (minus my flabby arms) chest, upper abdomen, legs and calves have all lost noticeable weight. Don't get me wrong, I have lost weight all over but it's more pronounced in the upper and lower part of my body. Ahhh, The joys of being a woman, lol.

    We'll get there eventually!

    2202 days ago
    Congrats! on loosing inches. That means you are going in the right direction even without the scale moving.
    2202 days ago
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