Sunday, June 19, 2011

you want to lose how much more?…

As soon as you tell some about your weigh loss the conversation sounds something like this:

  • Them: wow you look great! How much have you lost?
  • Me: Thanks about 75 pounds
  • Them: that’s great! How did you do it?
  • Me: eating right and working out.  Its great  I love bootcamp!
  • Them: How long did it take you to get to your weight off?
  • Me: I will let you know when I am done!
  • Them: you are still trying to lose more?
  • Me: Yes
  • Them: how much more do you want to lose?
  • Me…hmm umm well ummmm hmmm ???

If I go according to the stupid BMI charts I need to be 154ish to have a normal healthy weight.  But I don’t know how realistic the BMI charts are.  Girls at bootcamp don’t weigh what they should because of the muscle weight they have.

I really would like to be 154ish since that close to the weight of my GF who looks amazing.  The thing is we workout differently.  I don’t know what my body is capable of. 

At some point I need to stop worrying about the scale and use NSV as my deciding factor.  Like I want to be a size 8. I want to run a mile in under 9 minutes.  Of course then I will want to be a size 6 and run a 8 minute mile! ha ha.  I love to change my mind!

So tell me how did you pick your target weight?


Karen@WaistingTime said...

This is one that I think about a lot. I have an number in my head. Actually, I'd really like to live in a range that is a few pounds with that magic number at the high end. I chose it because it is a weight I have been before and where most of my clothes fit me reasonably well. It is not as low as my previous goals - I don't think as I have struggled with yo-yo dieting and as I age that those are realistic anymore. My goal is well within "normal" ranges and I think I can be happy with myself there. I think.

Now... that said... a really am focusing more this time on my relationship with food and not with a number. Even if I hit that number and stick there, I have so much further to go on my personal journey:(

Girly Girl: Losing the Gut said...

To be honest I have so far to go that I haven't picked my target weight. Right now 250 sounds AMAZING! But when I am there I am sure 200 will sound even better and then 175 and 150. I feel like it is easier for me to make smaller goals and keep re-evaluating things. You look great by the way! Keep it up!