I am overweight! I have been waiting to say those words for years! I am thrilled with this new revelation. Why am I so excited about being overweight? Because I am no longer OBESE! For the record, I am not a big fan of the BMI Scale. It is a mathematical calculation that doesn't take in to consideration fat vs muscle or your overall fitness. Now having said that, it is the freaking gold standard and everyone wants to know where they stand on a medically accepted scale. I started this journey at 323 pounds with a BMI = 45. Forty-freakin-five....really? Dude, I was fat. I weighed in on Wednesday (for the first time in 2 weeks) at 210.8 pounds with a BMI = 29.4!
I will always be overweight (according to the BMI) because even at my goal weight I will be just over the suggested weight for my height. I don't care. I have to be happy with my body and more importantly be able to maintain the weight. I want to be comfortable and healthy! So this is where the BMI scale and I disagree but you know what I think I'll win!
I haven't been this close to 200 pounds since the 6th or maybe 7th grade. I am pretty sure that after my father died it went up dramatically. I know that I weigh much less than high school because I still had my prom dress hanging in the basement. It was a size 22 and was huge on me! I can officially say I look better than I did in high school and not many people can say that!!
I am doing the JanGTD challenge and pledge to do 50 miles on the treadmill and 50 strength circuits this month! So far I've done 7 miles and 7 circuits! So I will keep everyone posted!
I need to take my Christmas trees down. I usually wait until MLK weekend but I am going to try and get them down this weekend! It's a goal at least (sadly harder than any at the gym). LOL