Yesterday, I read this blog.
and kept wondering about what my ideal weight might be while I was up at the pool. The only answer I came up with was, "I'm not there yet." But I had no idea where there was.
I'm a firm believer in following the wisdom of those who have gone before. So I posted a question about how I might figure this out on my Spark Class Team of the week I joined way back in 2008. If anyone had a clue, someone there should. My class leader replied and didn't know her ideal weight either and offered a thought and resources.
I know my "normal" weight range from the charts. The only other thing I know is that until I was 10, I was very thin, sick often from food allergies, active, and did I say skinny to the point of boney? Because of the boney bit, I'm thinking my ideal weight might be on the lower end of some range, but my body might resist giving up that antique fat. I'm also thinking I'd really like to get rid of it--the antique fat. That's probably not a rational thought. It just seems that it is something that shouldn't have been on my body in the first place, and should be gone.
Dr. Li makes a case for an angiogenic imbalance which tells our bodies to create the blood supply for our fat cells. Otherwise they wouldn't grow. Since we don't know what started that imbalance when I was 10, I'd like those fat cells put out of commission. And even if I "yoyo" like Mandelovich, and go back up to a higher set point, at least that fat will be "new baby fat."
My battle cry has been "Be Resolute, Bravelute!"
So I guess I'll be chewing on this bone for a while, maybe even well into maintenance.
Onward to somewhere . . .
Note: You can learn more about Dr. Li, and anti-angiogenesis as it relates to obesity and many other chronic diseases. I have put links to his video and the food list on my team page in Awesome Resources. I believe you can access those links without joining the team.
Let's see if this link works: