Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Good Morning Sparkbuddies!!
I have a question for each of you and would appreciate your responses.
How do we determine what the "perfect" weight is for our bodies in a world filled with skinny models, BMI numbers and tons of articles that share differing viewpoints??
Sparkpeople has all the information and resources at our fingertips. My exercise room has all the right equipment. My refrigerator and the food store have all the right ingredients. And my effort and goals are coming together well.
The reality for me and for many of you is that when we mix all of these things together with the realities of life...medical issues, body type, hormones and life events to name a few...that the scale and the mirror and our ultimate goal weight do not always look "perfect"!!
So I am wondering what you each have done to find that weight that is just the weight that your body wants to be....the one that is healthiest and most natural for you. The one that is based on the realities of life, the realities of your body type and that may or may not fit in to the scale values of the "get skinny" world we live in.
I am exercising 6 days per week. I am eating healthy and logging my food. I have changed my lifestyle to one that is healthy overall and am so thankful for sparkpeople. I have lost 30 pounds and will continue to work on my health for the long run. I have seen amazing health benefits from my changes. I know that my body is healthier and I have more energy and I am very thankful. I want my body to be the healthiest that it can be.
Though I am going to continue to work toward a goal weight I am unsure what that number should be or whether knowing an exact number is important. The reaching of a number was never what was most important to me as I started this journey. I just wanted my health back and in my case wanted my bodies long term need for auto immune treatment to not result continuous weight gain. I have been and continue to be successful in meeting that goal.
So what have you each done to deal with this "perfect" weight goal question?? What issues have you dealt with along the way??
I would so appreciate any words of wisdom, encouragement, similar circumstances...and would love to know if you have found that place of peace with your body on this getting healthy road that we all are walking. I am working on some new goals for a new season of life and your thoughts would help me as I think this through.