Goal Weight Review & Curves Complete Week 2

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I weighed in last night and I had gained 3 1/2 pounds. It was frustrating but it is also that time of the month so I'm going to contribute most of it to that. I'm still really struggling with the diet portion. The plan offers more than enough options and the food quantity is quiet large but I'm always wanting more. I know it is a matter of re-training myself to eat less but it is a struggle. I'm still trying to figure out how to stay on the plan but eat enough for my long's a continual learning process.

Since I am struggling so much I'm wondering if I want it bad enough...which then made me re-evaluate my goal weight. For as long as I can remember I've thought that I needed to be at 145 in order to be a good size. But why? What makes 145 the magic number? And if I get there, will I be happy with that? I'm 5'6 so my healthy BMI weight range is from 114 (yeah right!) to 154. I want to be healthy and feel comfortable in my body. 154 is still kind of high for how I want to look in my clothes but I'm not sure I have the want to get to 145 right now. So I'm compromising. Instead of pushing myself and making myself miserable with my food choices my new goal is going to be 152. Not ideal but much more obtainable than 145 right now. Once I get to 152 I want to maintain it for a couple months then I'll decide if I want to try for the *magic number* of 145.

As with my running and everything else in life it's all a learning process and continuously changing. As long as I'm healthy I don't need to please anyone but myself.

Have you re-evaluated your goals along the way?
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    For my height, the BMI charts say that I am still overweight at my goal weight, but I feel good there, I look good there and I don't have a lot of faith in the BMI charts. In fact, my daughter was just told that her 4 year old daughter is "obese" based on BMI and she doesn't have an ounce of fat on her!
    2819 days ago
    152 Sounds good to me emoticon emoticon
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    Reevaluating is good. I'm 5'5 and 150 puts me right on the border of heathy and unhealthy BMI. I chose 150 for that reason, I don't expect to be much less than 145 if I even ever get there. It's good to asses where you are and where you want to be.

    Good luck!
    2820 days ago
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    Yup!! Re-evaluating is great!! I find that I do that about once a month just as I review my food strategies, mini-goals and structure. I decided not to aim for the "perfect" number set by someone(whomever they are) who doesn't know my body like I do. I think that your re-evaluation is perfect for you right now..I will gain this week, also, blasted TOM!!!
    2820 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan and yes, I'm always re-evaluating goals and timelines. You can always decide when you get to 152 if that is the right number for you. Best wishes on your journey!!
    2820 days ago
    I think you are doing exactly what you should be doing which is CONSTANTLY re-evaluating your goals. I think you would be cheating yourself if you weren't!!!

    I know when I started running the weight loss came to a near stand-still. BUT I did notice that my clothes and how they fit changed dramatically...even though I wasn't losing pounds, I was changing the fat into muscle so I was much more compact. So don't forget to take measurements along the way so you can see that your body is changing even if the scale isn't.

    You're doing great - keep going!
    2820 days ago
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