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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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AQUAGIRL08 5/8/2013 3:30PM

    Way to go!

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MELAMA210 5/3/2013 4:55PM

    You are doing great and have a great attitude!cc emoticon

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POETLKNG2LOSE 5/3/2013 12:54PM

    You are doing great and you are more fit than i am . I can only run in spurts yet. I cannot keep up with Jillian and the others doing pushups and burpees yet either. So don't sweat the few extra pounds just eat healthy.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/2/2013 1:41PM

    That sounds like an excellent way to prevent making yourself nuts:)

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DESERTJULZ 5/2/2013 12:02PM

    You're fit. You run - and at a good pace - regularly. You look fantastic. With a focus on fitness and healthy eating, whether the scale says 126 or 129 should be fine. It is, by the way, only a 2% difference...

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NUOVAELLE 5/2/2013 2:01AM

    I've been exactly in the same boat lately! And I like your way of thinking about it and your strategy. So, I think I'll adopt it, too!
Let's try to do our best with eating and see what the scale has to say!
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_LINDA 5/2/2013 1:04AM

    Good for you! That is exactly how it should be. I am sure every single one of us can see the faults in our eating habits and see where there is room for improvement. The true happy weight is when you are satisfied with how you are living your life. All the best with it, you can do it!!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/1/2013 10:49PM

    You're doing great!

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FITMOMINNJ 5/1/2013 9:18PM

    Great blog. I am loving Dr Beck and her maintenance skills she teaches. Your an inspiration for living a healthy lifestyle, great attitude on not driving yourself nuts over a number:) emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/1/2013 9:11PM

    That's the trick, isn't it? What your body naturally goes to when you're eating healthy. And healthy includes appropriate portions, quitting when satisfied, right? As well as nutritious choices. Sounds like a fine focus for a fresh year!

Spark on!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/1/2013 9:06PM

    One of the things I like best about tracking is maintaining the balance of nutrients as well as calories.

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WATERMELLEN 5/1/2013 8:52PM

    Good plan. I've had to do the same thing -- and it means accepting that the middle 3 is something I can achieve but not sustain (without making myself as you say nuts).

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BOOKAPHILE 5/1/2013 7:12PM

    Wise decision! I need to get better control of my eating as far as nutrients are concerned. Thanks for being a trail blazer again for those of us coming behind.

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OWL_20 5/1/2013 1:37PM

    I really like Dr. Beck's definition of an ideal body weight--there is so much more into than a number. I learned that although I have a ton of calories, I have very little nutrients--yikes. And like you, I have to approve of my eating habits before it all makes sense. Great blog!

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MKELLY72 5/1/2013 11:53AM

    Someone else recently blogged about this same topic, and seeing it again really makes me keep those thoughts in my mind about whether or not I've selected my natural goal weight, and I think I have--but I had toyed with the idea of tweaking it down before--and the more I think about it, the more I realize that I would probably make myself nuts trying to achieve that when where I am right now is just fine :)
Thanks for sharing this!
Michelle

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LEWILL1982 5/1/2013 11:44AM

    GREAT point! Let's work on this together. I yearn for consistency in my eating habits. This week for me has been purely mediocre. I know I can do better! Good luck!

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PMRUNNER 5/1/2013 11:34AM

    Great attitude!

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MANDELOVICH 5/1/2013 11:27AM

    Sounds like a great strategy! No matter what, 3 pounds up down, you are a winner!!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/1/2013 9:37AM

    I once set a goal to meet all of my nutritional requirements (micro nutrients as well as macro nutrients), through diet alone, no supplements allowed. It was eye opening and how I learned what a healthy diet really required. You can't do this without eating LOTS of fruits and veggies every day (that's where most of the micros are, especially potassium). You can't do it on a calorie restricted diet. You can't do it with a lot of processed food using up your calories.

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MSLZZY 5/1/2013 8:53AM

    That is the attitude to have. It is only a number and your body will tell you what you need to hear. Focus on healthy choices and see what transpires.

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62NVON 5/1/2013 8:51AM

    I love this. I'm struggling with this too. I would like to be about 5 or so pounds lighter, but I have to be super-restrictive to maintain there.

I love this idea from Dr. Yoni Freedhoff: "Best Weight" = "whatever weight you can reach while living the healthiest life you can honestly enjoy."

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GRACIE4ONE 5/1/2013 8:50AM

    Great mindset!

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