March is an important month in my weight loss journey. I had no idea in 2009 when I started to loose weight that I'd end up blogging about it but here I am. On March 11, 2009 I recorded my weight for the first time in the soon to become very elaborate spreadsheet. I weighed 254.4 lbs. On March 5, 2010 I began this blog. On that day I weighed 186.6.
In the intervening years, I got down to as low as 164. That was one pound below the goal my doctor originally set for me, but 19 pounds above my personal goal. And, the goal I convinced my doctor was reasonable! I have spent most of the time in the 170's. I can't seem to get out and stay out of that 'decade.'
I spent most of my 30's there, and I think my body is content there. My mind is not. I look good and I don't think people would define me by my weight now. I believe that if someone were describing me to another who had never seen me, they would say "She has blond hair." Or "She's short." I may be deluding myself, but I don't think anyone would say, "She's heavy."
According to the BMI charts I am overweight around 177. Over that I am obese. Even at 145, I am just inside the parameter for normal weight. I am no longer all wrapped up in those numbers. I'd like to be in the normal range. I will be in the normal range, and dad-gum-it I will see 145 on those scales. I think I've moderated some though. I said all along that my goal weight would be a range. That idea is solidifying in my mind now. If the scales read 147 more often than 143, oh well. If I get to 145 and realize that is not sustainable or suitable for some other reason, I'll work with my doctor to find a weight that is.
I want that to happen sooner rather than later, but I may not get my wish. I'll work as hard as I can to get there and understand these side journeys, these trips up & down the 170's are there for a reason. I've grown a lot as a person these few years. That is far more important than the last 20-30 pounds now. And maybe even vital in the harder challenge--keeping it off.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.
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