On a Mission - Next Stop "Normal" BMI!
Monday, June 13, 2011
It's official! I am on a mission!
I have 15 pounds to lose until I *Finally!* get into the "Normal" BMI range!
When I started my weight loss journey back in January 2009 - I weighed my all time highest of 267 - with a BMI of 39.4. I lost 96 pounds of all that in the first year or so, but that still wasn't enough to get my BMI into the "normal" range. At my lowest, I still came in with a 25.2 BMI. I was thisclose to "normal", but still in the "overweight" category.
For most of 2010, I'd been able to maintain my lowest weight, but at the tail end (holidays) I gained about 20 pounds back! So I joined Spark People at the end of February 2011 and I'm not looking back.
11 pounds down since joining, which puts my BMI to 26.9. My mission is still to continue with a lifestyle of eating healthier and incorporating exercise into my weekly life. I've been working these last 2.5 years to make this a permanent shift in lifestyle. But I'm also motivated to step it up just a little bit to get these last 15 pounds off. When I accomplish this (When...not if), I will be exactly 100 pounds down from my heaviest weight + in the "normal" BMI category!
The reason I'm blogging about this is because I want to put this personal goal out into the world. It makes it real. It will hold me accountable. Accountability is my new thing. I've changed my page to show my nutrition and exercise tracker + my weight. I'm throwing it all out there because I have found that the support I get from fellow Sparkers makes all the difference! I want to get the most out of the community.
Good luck to you on your journey! We can do this!