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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Okay. I am very aware of the fact that I am a thick, bigger girl. Yes, I get it. But seeing the word "obese" staring back at me this morning really hurt my heart.

I recently started using FitBit, and I was checking my stats on their site. After I broke my collar bone, I gained back some of the weight I'd lost, so I'm only 8 lbs away from my starting weight of 180. It's so frustrating, but I know that a lot of my weight is muscle because I have a very high-intensity derby career. But when I checked my body fat percentage on FitBit's site today, I realized for the first time that body fat percentage puts me in the obese category.

I've been considered "overweight" for a long time, but overweight doesn't sound that bad, right? It's not scary. Obese scares me. I don't want to be a super model. I don't want to be thin. I just want to be normal and healthy.

My new goal is to get my body fat percentage down from 33% to 25%. I'd like to be at least halfway there by 4th of July. I can do this. I will do this. I'm going to be a damn good derby player and win rookie of the year if it kills me.

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BATCHICK 1/21/2013 10:56AM

    I hate that word. I'd like to think i'm healthier and more active than your average 32 year old and yet I ride the line between overweight and obese too. I agree that with roller derby a lot of that weight is muscle, but it still feels icky to be in that category.

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LADYJ6942 1/17/2013 11:56AM

    You can do it, good luck and keep pushing.

I have a body fat percentage of 28.8% and am quite excited to be so close to 25%.

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