Saturday, August 03, 2013
When I started on Sparkpeople in January, I put my goal weight as 210. My plan was to reach that goal and then maintain it for 6 months or a year before I try to lose more. I chose that number because it was the weight I was when I was 30 years old, before I completely gave up.
It also is the weight that I believe I can physically do things that I haven't tried because of my weight. Whether this is true or not, the number stuck in my head and represents a lot to me.
As I get closer to this number, I am starting to wonder. I FEEL great and am able to do things that I couldn't before but I am still SO big. ( especially in my middle).
Another reason that I am reconsidering this number is because, coincidently, it is the marker between "regular obese" and "class 2 obesity." I might be looking for a new job and some insurance companies charge more for "class 2 obesity" even though I have no other health problems (Grrrr). So, maybe I should get 10 lbs below that number so that I am safe. But then that is 200 lbs and maybe I should visit one-derland. If I do that, I should get to maybe 195. Then if I gain 5 lbs, 200 will be my scream weight.
Or maybe my goal should be 190...
Anyway, I am not changing my ticker because I want to see that little turtle hit that number that I have been focused on for so long.