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Should I lose another 5kg? Time for re-evaluation.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I've been focused on getting down to 80kg for so long that I've never taken the time to contemplate if I should in fact aim lower. I picked at the 80kg goal as I remembered being "OK" with my body when I used to be that weight.

To be honest, when I was 100kg last year, (and down-in-the-dumps), the 80kg goal seemed a bit of a pipe dream. Anything less would have seemed ludicrous! Now that I'm 1kg away from what was my ultimate goal I'm thinking I've sold myself short.

So yes, I was happy enough with my body when I used to be this weight but I wasn't fit back then. I wasn't watching my diet. I wasn't exercising. Back then I could have afforded to lose a few kg and live a more active and healthier lifestyle.

Now I'm thinking another 5 kg of fat gone would not only be good but also achievable.

I've just checked my BMI using SP, and I'm currently at the top end of the healthy range for my height. (I hadn't checked this since I first started, when I was 0.1 points away from the obese range - which really gave me a fright).

If I lost another 5kg I'd still be about half way into the healthy range which sounds like a good spot to be. Averaging the results of other online tools seems to back this estimation up.

The final weight would still require that I maintain a healthy fat level and would depend on the amount of new muscle I developed. But it's looking like I really should aim to shed another 5kg.

75kg.... I never would have dreamed of aiming for it!
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