Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I have a lot on my mind today. I weighed in at a GNC scale the other day. They give a range based on height, and build. I put in 5'8", and a large build, and the range it gave me was 156 - 172. I chose 172 as a starting weight because I once weighed 183 with a 32" waist, and that was close, plus it is the top weight, and large is the top build. Plus 172 seemed very light.
My doctor thinks I should be at 156, less weight = less stress on the heart. At 225, I still feel fat. I am starting to get loose skin, and that isn't looking good. More weight loss = more loose skin. My doctor and I have different equations...lol
I can't even imagine weighing 156. That sounds like a females weight. Plus I am not small framed. I do not work out with weights, so maybe it will allow me to drop lower than when I powerlifted.
I am still 53 lbs from 172, so I will need to get there before worrying about 156. For those of you at or near GW, did you pick a starting weight that was still overweight, and have to reset? Did you just randomly choose that goal, or use some chart like I did? What was your reasoning?
My brother weighed 168 lbs at 5'10" in high school, so I am wondering if the lower weight is where I should be, and I just can't wrap my mind around such a small number. When I was growing up, the ideal weight was 200 lbs on a 6" tall man. Now we realize that he was overweight..lol.