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Ideal Weight or Happy Weight?


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Maybe you've been working on getting back to the weight you were at in high school or on your wedding day. But do you really need to go that low? Or can you weigh more than your ideal weight and still be healthy?

If you're overweight, losing just 10% of your body weight is linked to many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar, and reducing your risk for heart disease. This kind of weight loss is also easier to reach and keep for the long run.
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MIRFA71 1/31/2013 3:29AM

    Very true. I think I would like to be at a healthy weight.

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JACKIE542 1/30/2013 12:21PM

    Very true, every little bit helps. emoticon

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ANNIEONLI 1/30/2013 8:23AM

    I like the phrase "Maintainable Weight" myself... what if your Ideal Weight is not maintainable?? To maintain it is a struggle and a burden...is that really a "happy weight?" Are you going to be able to maintain an ideal weight if you get sick? cannot exercise like you are doing? when you are older and things slow down/break down? A Happy Weight could also be when you are finally comfortable in your own skin for some...being healthy is another layer on top of that for some people.

Good question you put out there to ponder...I hope many see it and think about it...

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Annie

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LOVESTOWALK49 1/30/2013 8:02AM

    My weight loss this time started by unintentional weight loss. Stress caused me to not eat and exercise more. Anyway, as the stress lingered, I took advantage of the situation and started SP to track my calories eaten and burned. I think people need to lose weight on their own schedule, not someone else's. I've always been just as happy ten to fifteen pounds overweight as I've been thinner. All weights in my case are happy weights. I'm happy at 148 or 125 or anywhere in between.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/30/2013 7:47AM

    Once you lose some weight and maintain the loss, you may find that you can reach an even happier weight further down. No need to do it all at once.

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TORTISE110 1/30/2013 6:26AM

    Every little bit helps and finding our way in small drops is a great strategy too.

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PINKEUROGIRL 1/30/2013 2:21AM

    Wise words.All about improving your health and being at a weight you are happy at

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