I know exactly how you feel! My BMI is showing obese, but I don't feel that at all. I know I am 'heavier' than I used to be, but sometimes cannot believe the number on the scale. I still see myself as I was in my 20's, when I didn't have to worry about what I ate and I was so active naturally, that I didn't really work out. It is hard for me to admit that I am fat, even though pictures and numbers tell me this is true. Good luck with your journey and know that you are not alone.
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Hi! I have spent more than half of my life thinking I need to lose weight. The ironic thing is my goal weight now is the weight I used to feel heavy at. I have worked so hard to change my perception of myself as I got older and now this year, I am ready to make the changes I need to in order to be healthy. My BMI is in the obese range, but I don't feel obese. Obese is a pretty sobering word. My doctor doesn't give me a hard time about it and aside from a couple of times when my cholesterol has been too high, I have not suffered for it. I lost about 12 pounds and have kept it off for a year and a half, but now I have to do the rest. I am glad to be a part of this site and I have high hopes for success this year. I do not want to spend the second half of my life thinking about my weight.
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