Checking the Box
Monday, May 19, 2014
I'm done trying to lose weight. I'm revising my end goal to be a range of 134-138 which is less than the halfway mark for a normal/healthy BMI for my height. I don't regret having initially set a goal of 134. That was the weight I hovered at and felt comfortable with 10-15 years ago and 34 is my favorite of all numbers so it was a good target. I'm changing it because I'm not willing to make the necessary sacrifices to drop 3 or 4 more pounds and it isn't necessary.
This picture was taken on 5/17 which was my end target date (no I am not wearing white tights). I didn't know the picture was taken and I don't ever look at a back view of myself so when I was looking at the pictures when I got home, there was a moment when I didn't know this was me. It gave me a strange ability to be a better "judge" of myself and frankly I think I look appropriately lean and healthy. I'm wearing loose hiking shorts (20,000+ steps that day) and a fleece but in the picture below you can see that I'm there and my husband must of told me 10 times how good I looked and he is not overly generous with complements.
I'm going to check the box for having reached my goal weight so I can quit having those few pounds be such a priority and turn towards other markers for success such as strength and endurance. Those were always my primary targets prior to gaining weight and I think that by shifting my thinking I will be happier and healthier. Thank you to everyone for all your support!