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Ideal Weight

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I set a goal to achieve and maintain a weight of 126 by the end of 2013. How am I doing on this goal?

It was back in December when I set that goal. I saw that in 2011 I weighed 124-131, while in 2012 I weighed more like 128-134. That is not a terrible weight range for me -- it still represents about an 80 pound weight loss -- but I prefer lower if I can do it without making myself nuts.

Today I weighed in at 129.2. That is 3.2 pounds over my happy weight. I have been as low as 125.4 this year and twice I've weighed in at 126. In over 100 days of weighing, I've had a middle "2" all but two times. So, all in all, I think I'm making progress, but I have not been able to maintain the weight I want yet.

I recently re-read Dr. Judith Beck's definition of ideal weight. The part that really impressed me was the statement that your ideal weight is the weight you maintain when you are eating healthy with good eating habits.

And if I am honest, I'll say I eat pretty good most of the time, but there are times I could do better. And although I will still use the scale for feedback, my true focus for the rest of the year is going to be on improving my eating habits. And once I truly approve of my own eating habits, I will accept whatever weight the scale says!

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