What is a good goal?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
When I originally started on SP, I was in the overweight range in terms of BMI. I randomly picked a goal of 125, which at 5' 2" puts me at a 22.9 BMI. That weight is in the healthy range, but closer to the high end than to the low end. According to the BMI calculators, at my height, I will not fall into the "underweight" category until I hit 103 pounds.
103 pounds? I can't even imagine myself at that weight. I'm pretty dang sure I don't aspire to be that tiny, I don't even know if I could get there with these boobs I sport. But...
I have no idea what a good goal is. Now that I'm back down to 125, I'm wondering what I should do. I struggle with maintenance, so perhaps aiming for lower would give me more of a buffer zone? I'd love some advice. I know the "just do what makes you feel healthy" is a good thought, but I've not been under 120 as an adult, so I have no idea if I'd feel healthy or not.
At 125, I still have lots of ab and thigh adipose, but that may just be the way I'm built. I'm fine with that - I feel pretty fit and attractive, but I would like thoughts on what my real "fighting weight" should be.
Any thoughts, my wonderful sparkpeeps?