I am not really attached to a number either. I have one in mind, but according to the charts, I will still be considered overweight. When I get there, I may just let the chips fall where they may and if my body wants to continue losing with my new lifestyle, then so be it.
Actually, I just made an appointment with my SUNY Dietician friend to get an accurate bodyfat analysis.
I think that may give me some insight on where I fit and what I should shoot for. I am pretty confused about the cookie cutter numbers that they throw out for weight ranges.
Wow! Congratulations to both of you on your progress.
I joined last September and have lost 29 pounds. Most of that was before January, though, and I've been struggling with the scale since. I recommitted in May and have become more active and more dedicated. I'm still frustrated with the scale, but hopefully things will turn around for me in another few weeks. At least I'm getting healthier overall.
I'm only this far, and only tomorrow leads my way -- #41, DMB
I guess being caught in the present is actually a positive thing, that brings so much awareness.
Taking time to reflect the past is a great tool as long as you don't beat yourself up for what you didn't accomplish.
I like to acknowledge the things I could have done better, though.
I know so many people live in the future, thinking they could live their lives or accomplish their dreams only when they are "thin" or "wealthy". In the meantime life passes them by! I certainly am guilty of that from time to time.
Losing 9 pounds of fat is fantastic, Kobe! A pant size and inches - that is great! And it is more likely to stay off because you are doing it properly.
I'm sure that some of my 19 pounds was water weight because I am at the beginning here. And it will be slower from here on out, I suspect.
Pounds lost: 10.0
Fitness Minutes: (54,699) Posts: 3,815 7/7/08 10:41 A
hmm..tomorrow is my 2 month "mark". Funny - hadn't thought about it. I have not done so great on the pounds lost in that time - only 9. But I have dropped inches and another pant size. I posted my "July" picture in my photo gallery - it is not a very good one, we were heading out to play volleyball one day and hubby was a little too far away, but I guess I can see a difference from the April pic - lol definately from the January!!!
Maybe that is an idea for our inches challenge - take a picture!! Before & after - It really does tell the story better than we can "remember" it!!
I definately am more active than I was 2-3 months ago and feeling good too.
thanks for reminding me to "reflect" nurseg - I never remember to do that and get way too caught up in the present!!
I just jumped into Stage 3 today!! Woo Hoo! My 2 month anniversary is in 3 days...
So in 2 months, I have lost 19 pounds, about 7 inches, worked thru a major challenge and am still very motivated to reach my half goal of 25 pounds. I also feel better, have some energy and am much more active!
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