I have wonderful news. I’m overweight!! That may seem an odd thing to be excited about, but this morning I weighed in at 184.8, which means I am officially out of the “obese” BMI range! I don’t put a ton of stock in BMI as a measure of health, but I am glad to no longer be in that category, even if I haven’t felt obese in quite a while.
When I set my goal to lose 100 pounds, I knew that even reaching 161 wouldn’t put me in the “healthy” BMI range. For my height (5’6″), I would need to weigh no more than 154 to be in the healthy range, and while that’s only 7 pounds less than my goal weight, I don’t see myself reaching and maintaining that weight because I don’t think I’ve been that small since who knows when. Because I’ve been overweight for most of my life, I have no idea what a realistic weight is for my body. At this point, I’m not even sure I’ll ever get to 161.
If I’m honest with myself, these past few months I haven’t been 100% committed. I’ve allowed myself to eat things I know aren’t the best, and I actually skipped workouts two mornings in a row this week. That’s certainly not going to get me there. I do know I don’t want to gain weight, so I now need to decide how much work I’m willing to put into losing more weight. The truth is, I’m pretty comfortable where I am right now, but does that mean I stop trying for the goal I originally set? I can’t seem to make up my mind.