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Once upon a time, I hit my goal weight...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Once upon a time, I hit my goal weight of 255 lbs. It is a weight I did not think I could get but have. Down to playing weight for basketball. Its a fairly lean 255 lbs, if there is such a thing, and the lightest I have weighed since middle school. Yup, you read that right, middle school. So....now what?

For those out there working towards your goal, keep up the work! You will get there.

For those who hit the goals, after the excitement, confetti and celebration, the parade on the street, and the key to the city...what next? Do you go to Disney World? Do you just move the goal posts and go on to the next goal? Or is maintain to happily ever after?

It is a weird, positive feeling to have. Actually spent two weeks waiting for the scale to go up but it didn't. Health also really has no end. Currently I have no plans to change anything. My life change was just that, a life change. I enjoy my food and my exercise. Happy with my body, a 48 in chest and about a 38 inch waist, which fits on my 6'4" frame well. I am going to continue on my current muscle maintenance and weight loss combo, mainly out curiosity, to see if I shrink more in the next month or so. After that, no clue.

So to those out there who have hit fairy tale goal, what did you do for your "happily ever after"?
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LOOKINGUP2012 3/15/2013 3:05PM

    I'm not there yet but I sure have seen some incredible stories. emoticon

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GOODGETNBETR 3/14/2013 9:44PM

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Focus on staying active and eating better and that should at least help you maintain. In time, hopefully you'll figure out what's next.

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CMN_LOST 3/14/2013 9:56AM

    Thanks for that @CALGALFOX. It is cool you have not only gotten your heart rate so low but had clear endurance goal. Especially over 50.

Don't know what my next goal is yet. Other then dunking again and seeing what happens after an extra month of this diet and workout habits, I don't know.

Your change of focus from weight and body change to exercise/sports is interesting. Hadn't thought of looking at it from that angle. Was this a goal you just came up with or was it triggered by an event?

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CALGALFOX 3/14/2013 9:42AM

    Much of the same, but new goals. My first goal after hitting my goal weight was to drop my heart rate (bpm) to below 60. I'm an endurance junkie, so I upped my mileage across the board. After 4 months of swimming a mile and a half mixed with running ten miles or so and biking centuries on the weekend I dropped to 58 bpm. For an over 50 woman, I was pretty darn proud of that accomplishment. It also had the simple affect of keeping any extra pounds off because of the levels I was reaching. After that goal I just hung out and lived life. So it was a shock when I took my blood pressure with a cuff that calls out the numbers and it said my heart was beating at 47 beats per minute...wait, what?

I'm six years after reaching my goal weight and it isn't always easy to maintain it, but I've done it. Then I broke my foot on a beach run last year and was off my foot for eight months, then another four of slow recovery. I gained some extra weight during that period, but it's coming back off and this time it's easier because I prefer the thin body.

So what's your next goal? Congratulations on attaining your goal and have fun with the journey!

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