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Don't jinx it...

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hi Sparkfriends,

Dare I get my hopes up? As of this morning's weigh in, I'm .4 away from the Dr.'s recommended # given to me 5 years ago. Less than half a pound! According to my app I can expect to see it mid August. (I lose at an average rate of about a 1/4 lb per week) I'll be shouting from the rooftops when this happens...probably drive everyone crazy! But I don't care! I've been wanting to be able to say I've lost 80 lbs for so long, not 75, not 78,...80! I've accomplished most things that I've truly set my mind to. This has been the bane of my existence, the one that has been THE most difficult. To be able to say I've achieved this will be so satisfying. I'm then hoping I can work on my head and try to develop a more healthy relationship with the scale and my weight, focusing on fitness and lifestyle, rather than a #. Even reaching this #, I can still afford to lose more weight (BMI chart will still have me 4lbs into the overweight category), but it's what the Dr. suggested so it's what I consider healthy, which was my ultimate goal in this journey. Fingers crossed...keep pushing!!!

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  • _BABE_
    To live and die around what the scales say robs you of what you have achieved. I can't give anyone advice on losing weight but to "keep on track" during a family celebration can only mean denying yourself.

    That being said I am inspired by your discipline so take everything I say with a grain of salt. emoticon

    Some don't.
    1450 days ago
  • READY4CHANGE81
    You are amazing!!! Keep it up! I have no doubt you'll be there soon!! :) YAY!
    1458 days ago
  • KATHY71097
    You got this!!
    1462 days ago
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    1464 days ago
  • KING_SLAYER
    Good job! I hope you hit that goal soon and you're able to celebrate with a big meal and and a cake!! :)

    Stop looking at the BMI chart! That chart is so wrong, it's not even funny. When I was at my most fit, years ago the BMI chart said I was "overweight". I was 6' 1" and 220 lbs, body fat under 10% and competed in many different sports. I was not over weight by any one's standards, except the BMI chart. For my height, I think it said I should weigh about 165-180 lbs. It is by no means a measurement of a person's health or fitness. Many professional athletes would fall into the "overweight" category!

    Just say NO! to the BMI chart. :)
    1464 days ago
  • SWCHKLT
    Wonderful
    1465 days ago
  • PASTORDAN_ATDCC
    Way to go
    1465 days ago
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