Looks like this weightloss gig is about over.....
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
So it has been a really really long time since I wrote a blog so I think its time to! I know right now you are thinking whats the meaning of the title. Well I¡¦m about to tell you! Yesterday I had my yearly physical and it went extremely well. My doctor again called me an athlete. Said I had an athletes heart, my blood pressure was 104 over 52 which my nurse and doc said you can¡¦t get better than that and my heart rate when there was 54rpm. I¡¦m not saying any of this to boast or anything. I¡¦m saying this to give someone who is in my old shoes hope! I still have to pinch myself when I¡¦m told I have an athletes heart or that I¡¦m in the healthy range for everything. When I grew up not being in a healthy or normal range my entire life to now being in the normal/athletic healthy category is pretty AWESOME! But to get back to the point of this blog. After this visit I am not reevaluating my weightloss goal as in my maintenance point. My goal has changed many times over the course of this journey to getting lower and lower. As many of you know I have currently been stuck right around 157lbs never breaking that point for many weeks now¡K.actually been about 3 months now. The fact remains that at 157lbs there is one measuring tool that I am not in the healthy zone on and that is the BMI chart. I am considered overweight until I get down to 149lbs which is why I made my weight goal of 148(to make it an even 225lbs lost). After talking with my doctor she seems to think I am at my maintain weight. She told me the BMI chart does not apply to me due to the fact that I have so much muscle mass am in a healthy fat percentage zone(which is more important than the bmi chart any day) and the extra skin that I do have holds some weight too. She did say how proud of me she was, the fact that I have done this the healthy way. As much as I do not want to change my maintenance goal because I almost feel like its giving up on something I was reaching for I have decided to compromise and go right in the middle of where I am and the goal I made before¡K.so I¡¦m shooting for 153lbs¡K.that seems reachable and that 4 more pounds isn¡¦t asking too much of myself that will put me at an even 220lbs lost. So my new goal for maintenance will be to continue to stay at or under 25% of fat percentage and to lose a total of 220lbs making me 153lbs. And most of you know its not all about the number for me¡Kits 100% about health! Lets be completely real here¡Kif it was about the number I could get the number down in the 140s¡Kyes I said that I could. However it would require cutting something out of my diet¡Kmaybe carbs, maybe fats¡K.or going on a shake only diet or whatever the new fad is but here is the deal¡KI REFUSE to do something that I¡¦m not willing to keep up with FOREVER! I will not do something to drop pounds that I know is one-possibly not healthy and that two-when I go back to eating what I was eating or whatever the case may be I will end up just gaining back what I lost. So if I¡¦m not getting in the 140s by eating everything in moderation, counting my calories and keeping up with my fitness routine¡K.well then I¡¦m not getting there and I¡¦m okay with that. If I happen to get there one day great but if not I am fine here in the 150¡¦s happy, healthy, and fit and praising God for all of it!
So looks like this weightloss gig is about up and the maintenance train is going to start very soon! ƒº Ready to take on some new goals¡Ka few being to get certified to be a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and group fitness leader!
I want to just do a shout out thank you to all my sparkfriends and spark in general for the support and just everything provided here! I¡¦m so thankful God placed SPARKPEOPLE in my life when he did. I¡¦m not sure I would have continued on past my original goal of losing 100lbs if it weren¡¦t for this site because the thought of losing 200lbs seemed unreal and unattainable¡K.but between success stories here and reading peoples half their size issues I found hope for more and believed in me and that¡¦s when I knew God had more for me! So thank you ALL!!!!