Pick a goal weight
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Picking a goal weight can be tricky. Do I pick a weight that I was in the past? If I pick my weight in in high school, I might get down to 120 pounds, but at 52, I won't look like a teenager. The arrow of time moves in one direction. So any weight I was in the past is not going to look the same. I decided to go with a dispassionate way of picking a goal weight. I'll choose from the BMI chart, and when I get close to my goal weight, say within 10 pounds, I'll refine that decision. In the BMI chart, find your height, and look along that row to the right and find the green section, that's the healthy BMI range. Let's use my height for example. I'm 5'3" so my healthy range is 105-140. Does that seem low to you? Don't worry, when I get closer to goal, I'll adjust based on how I look & feel, pants size, or maybe body fat percentage. 25-30% body fat is so realistic!
"The only thing that is keeping you from what you really want is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't have it." -Tony Robbins
Minutes this week, running total:
In calorie range: 6