Saturday, January 26, 2013

Overweight? I'm cool with that.

I haven't really posted much about my weight loss lately. The holidays had me paranoid & I've just been so busy lately that I haven't put as much effort into it as I had been previously. I'm finding it hard to make it to Zumba between work, Zeke, & a bunch of other things that have to be done in a week. I have been exercising from home though for the time being.

I am happy to say that I stepped on the scale yesterday & weighed 185.5 lbs. (Obvi, I have no shame about talking about my weight. I really don't see why people freak out about it. I'm generally pretty open about stuff though cause I think it's easier that way.)

While most people wouldn't be excited about weighing that much I am because for the first time in at least 5 years my WII told me my BMI was considered overweight. Um, YES! I've fallen into the "obese" category for a long time now.

Let me clarify something though: I believe that all body types are built differently. I believe that I am built to be curvy, voluptuous, a little meaty, whatever you want to call it. In no way or form have I felt "obese" in that last couple years. If I actually weighed like 135 lbs like the "healthy" BMI calculator suggests, I would look icky. I have hips, a big butt, and strong calfs/thighs. I'm not built to be some calculated size...this is part of my individuality as a women. Even when I hit my 150-155 goal, I will be on the precipice of being overweight but you know what? I'm cool with that.  

I'm excited because even though my weight loss has been a long several year slow process, it's been steady & I haven't gained my weight back. No fad diets, no HCG, just eating right, staying busy,  & excercise. I never have to worry about denying myself which means I never have to worry about a binge. I'm cool with that.

50 lbs DOWN & just 30 to go to reach my goal. I'm cool with that.


  1. i'm proud of you! keep up all your hard work. eating right and exercising is really challenging in this day and age, so i applaud your efforts.

    1. Thank you! :D It's hard to "make the time" but it's worth the effort!

  2. What a beautiful and inspirational post. I love your honesty about your weight. I fall into the, I don't want to know what I weigh. I feel healthy and am happy with how I look. I feel like, if I knew what I actually weighed, someone that would change how content I felt with my body. Like you said, when you've hit ranges where your BMI says you are in normal range, you feel like it's not a good fit for your body. I love that you know what looks good on you and aren't worried about what the general idea for healthy BMI is. I am incredibly impressed you lost 50 and I know that you'll lose the last 30 too. Great job!

  3. Hi jess, in response to your thrift question - anything and everything, it's all good! :)

    On a different note, congrats on your weight loss and I love your attitude!!! I teach people about health for a living and I always stress that you can't go by the BMI calculator. It's going to list a 5'5 body builder with a weight of 200 lbs (all muscle) as obese .. so, ya know.. it's wrong.

    Anyway, awesome post and I like the way you think.

    Oh, and please come by and share some stuff!


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