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New goal weight...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I've been on the fence about what my final goal weight should be.

At first I decided that my goal weight should be 170, just because that's about ten pounds below what I was in high school.

Then, after being inspired by so many people on sparkpeople I decided change that to 135-145, my floor being 130 so that I wasn't constantly losing to make myself happy (135-145 is about the middle of a healthy BMI for me).

I'm no where near having to decide yet, but I still think about it a lot.

There is research coming out that says that being slightly overweight gives you a better life expectancy than being at a normal weight.

This is supported by the fact that the line for overweight was changed from a BMI of 27 to 25 awhile back.

So I'm not so sure anymore.

Picking a number, 150, 160, 145 seems kind of arbitrary.

Instead my goal is to lose until my PCOS symptoms disappear.

That means my periods become lighter, my hirsutism disappears, and my cramps become milder.

Who knows when that will be, but when it happens, I'll be a lot happier.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOFT_VAL67 4/14/2013 11:40PM

    dont get discouraged, i have been and i let that go, i have just gone back to deciding to lose the weight one pound at a time and not worry about numbers too much
good luck... emoticon

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PLMITCH 4/14/2013 10:59PM

    Whatever the right weight is, you and your body will know. Need a target, but listen to what your body tells you.

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BARCLE 4/11/2013 7:45PM

    Sounds like a good plan - your body will tell you what's right emoticon

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JO88BAKO 4/11/2013 12:56AM

    Bet you will know what your goal weight should be when you feel really good and are healthy

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