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It's official... I have a healthy BMI


Wednesday, July 03, 2013

So I was going to post my goals today, but it was weigh-in day and while the scale has been reading 149.5 for three days now, I didn't want to make it official until today... and now it is.

For the first time in at least 2 years, but probably closer to 3. I am considered to be at a healthy weight. There have been a lot of stops and starts, but I made it. I told my mom today and she laughed at me, which was a little discouraging, but my two running buddies gave me high fives so I did get support I was expecting at least. Though I have to say no one's support has been as helpful as spark people, and my teams. I don't think I could have done it without this site.

This is only my first major goal, and certainly not a stopping point. . 5 pounds is not enough for me to be comfortable with the range. I still have about 20 pounds to lose but I have now lost 25 total since I started spark, and 16 since I started getting serious, and so it's a bit of a mile stone. I've told myself for over a year. I'm going to be a healthy BMI, and I would get close, but just never make it... now I have I'm so excited.

Just to be clear though, I don't put so much stock into the BMI that I would be unhappy if I never made it there. However, I have been 15-20 pounds lighter before and I know how my body looks and feels at that weight and that's where I feel I'm healthy. Does it happen to fall into the healthy range for BMI yes, but the number itself is more a marker of the half way point than an affirmation that I'm doing well. Now I'm going to focus purely on the pounds and not worry about where I fall on the BMI. In fact, I intend to see how I feel and look at 140 and 135 if I want to continue to lose to see if I really think I should. We'll worry about that when I get to it though.

The last reason this is a huge deal to me is that my goal for a friends wedding in the middle of August was to be 148. That would have been 18 pounds total, but I started going strong in May and so that would have given me plenty of time. Well now I'm going to hit that goal. I'm very excited. This is just a great day, and gives me more motivation to keep being healthy and active and not fall back into old habits. You really can reach your goals, it just takes time and effort.
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KALISWALKER 7/24/2013 3:18PM

    emoticon that is a big accomplishment!

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/7/2013 4:01PM

    Awesome job! That is wonderful! Keep it up!

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KAREN_NY 7/5/2013 10:46AM

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SPARKCHANTAL 7/4/2013 6:10AM

    i'm impressed, and very happy for you!

as for the 'reality' of the thing, you're right, it really does boil down to how each individual feels in the end. trouble with me is, I feel quite functional, even though I border obese to overweight, bouncing back and forth around there. 'normal' is just way beyond the radar for me, although i'd like to change that!

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PHEBESS 7/4/2013 4:14AM

    YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! BIG congratulations!!!!!!!

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POPSY190 7/4/2013 12:00AM

    Well done! emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 7/3/2013 8:46PM

    emoticon So happy for you and proud of you!!

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KEEPGOINGEMILY 7/3/2013 8:46PM

    YES! That's a great milestone Grace, congratulations!!! You are doing great, so happy for you!

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SHERREE66 7/3/2013 8:27PM

    That is so awesome! Congratulations!

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/3/2013 7:43PM

    What a great feeling it must be to hit the healthy range. Congrats and emoticon on all the hard work.

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BECKYANNE1 7/3/2013 7:30PM

    Congrats! My goal was 135 originally and I got down to 134, but for me it was hard to maintain. To me, it's much easier to lose weight than to stay at a weight. Good Luck! emoticon

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AFERARI 7/3/2013 6:33PM

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SALLYLEE84 7/3/2013 6:17PM

    Congrats on being at a healthy BMI! emoticon

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JOJOSLIVIN 7/3/2013 5:51PM

    Way to Go!!!!!

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03BFISCHER 7/3/2013 5:30PM

    Congratulations!!! Huge mile stone!! You are doing awesome and will look great at your friends wedding in August.

Thank you for the goodie!!

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LYNSEY723 7/3/2013 5:23PM

    emoticon Way to go! That is so great! Meeting your first big goal will give you the momentum to keep pushing harder!

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TXPATRIOT 7/3/2013 5:22PM

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That is totally awesome!!!

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JUSTCHELLE75 7/3/2013 5:13PM

    COngratulations

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STUFFNEARTABOR 7/3/2013 4:48PM

    Congratulations!!

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