Josey just did a post that really struck home with me about weightloss.
I haven't struggled with weight loss before, I've just been slowly putting on pounds since I started college (don't we all) and have noticed the scale climbing higher and higher still. It probably didn't help that I spent 8 years in college between undergrad and graduate school.
I started college at an even 100 pounds (I was a late bloomer, sue me). I had played volleyball and run track in high school and other than that didn't have to make an effort in regard to my weight. I remember that I didn't weigh enough to even donate blood after September 11th during my freshman year. I graduated college at 130. I looked good, I finally had boobs...and hips...and a butt. I finished graduate school at 145 and unfortunately had bigger boobs...and hips...and butt :(
When it hit 150 the other day at a doctor's appointment, my 5 foot 2 inch frame started screaming that I should finally make an effort about this. The other day when I asked the endocrinologist about my weight he said my weight was "fine, just don't gain anymore", I knew I better get my butt in gear.
I know some people will look at that weight and then look at me and think I look just fine, however, I don't feel fine. My clothes are tight and uncomfortable and I am not about to buy a new wardrobe. And losing a couple pounds could only be helpful in TTC.
To paraphrase Josey's words:
I am healthy at 145
I feel good at 135
But I look damn sexy at 125
So that's my goal 125.
I'm not setting a time limit or anything, but I'm thinking about using an online program called weightwars. My friend Mary is willing to do it with me and if I can interest any of you in joining us, I'll get more information on the program and post it here. Perhaps we will start with the new year. It sounds like a good way to motivate each other and stay active and accountable with my goals.
My BMI is 25.97
Between 25 and 29.9 (Overweight)
"People falling in this BMI range are considered overweight and would
benefit from finding healthy ways to lower their weight, such as diet
and exercise. Individuals who fall in this range are at increased risk
for a variety of ilnesses. If your BMI is 27-29.99 your risk of health
problems becomes higher. In a recent study an increased rate of blood
pressure, diabetes and heart disease was recorded at 27.3 for women and
27.8 for men. It may be a good idea to check your Waist Circumference
and compare it with the recommended limits.
I've been working out already and have been measuring myself at home first thing in the morning. I currently weigh in at 142 stark naked (post morning pee!)