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So, I am nearing my initial goal weight and wondering if I should adjust it?
Let me first say that this time around in loosing weight, was not about loosing weight, for me. I know I needed to, and know I was overweight, BUT I have lost weight MANY MANY times before. So this time, I had a different goal, to learn how to have a heathy relationship with food. One that didn't use food to feed my emotions, to curb my bordem, to keep me company while I watched tv or to put me in a comatosed state while I numbly consumed large amounts of calories to black out all the stressors of my day!
The benefit of my "tuning into" my body and improving my relationship woth food, is that I lost just shy of 33 pounds since mid November 2011.
Of course, with that said, I had to come up with measurable outcomes of my efforts, thus the number on the scale (as well as smaller sized clothes, loss of body fat, getting into the normal zone of my BMI and improving my physical abilities and stamina) not to mention how I feel and look.
All of those things aside, I have to question if I need to lower my goal weight. I am 5'6" with a medium to large-ish frame and tend to build muscle with relative ease despite being a female. Anyway, I just got into the normal BMI range but still at the high end of the recommended weight and BMI. I took the average of the low and high end (according to MyFitnessPal program, which is similar to SP) and that average was 138.7 pounds. I am not trying to be a skinny thing, just get to a weight which feels comfortable to me (which I do now) and that I will be able to maintain, for my lifetime, not just for this summer...
I wonder more, if I should just have a DANGER ZONE weight that I do not ever want to go above, such as150? If I continue to lose great, if not, just don't freak out about a few pounds here and there unless it hits the DANGER ZONE.
"Ask yourself, what SHOULD I eat, not what do I FEEL like eating" ~ me
"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible" ~Arthur C. Clarke
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson