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Monday, May 17, 2010

Words of Wisdom

So I was just reading another blog: Prior Fat Girl. Jen is an example of a definite success in the weight-loss world. She has lost and maintained, and has kept a fantastic blog the whole time! Her most recent post (read here) is about quitting.

Well, not so much quitting, but finding the right "program" for you. Weight-loss is a matter of trial and error. A technique that works for someone else might not work for you. Or a certain regimen might work for a few months, but then life changes and what was working isn't working anymore.

Which is the limbo I have been in for the past 2 fricking months. I did the 5k in March,a nd since then it's roller-coaster city with my weight-loss. I make goals, I ditch them, I make rules, I break them, I eat well and then like shit.

So what's the problem? I currently weigh 184lbs. I've lost 60lbs(yay!). This weight is familiar to me. Not ideal, but familiar. I am not estatcic about 184, but it means I can fit into some larges instead of x-larges. It means I am not huge. But I know I can do better.

I think my motivation needs to be found again. Why am I doing this? Why is it important for me to lose 30 more lbs? Why not just maintain and rest easy? Where's the push going to come from to motivate me?

BMI - mine is about 30. This puts me in the overweight category. Now, I know BMI isn't everything. It doesn't account for the size of my bones, muscle vs. fat, or my boobs:) But it is an indicator in the health scale. And I would like to be lower.

Mental Health - I'm happier when I'm physical. I am less stressed, and I am more confident in what I am doing.

Summer - Tank tops, shorts, and swim suits. Yep. Oh joys.

It's time to reconfigure folks.

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