Skip to main content

Determining Goal Weight?!?

So...I guess it has finally happened...I had someone at the gym today tell me that I look to be at a great size now. Yes, I'm so much further than when I started, pretty much half the size in clothing than when I started, but I just don't feel like I'm where I actually want to be. I thanked her and told her that I have about 20 more pounds to go. I guess I see myself differently than what others see. And I don't see the 240 lb women either...I just see someone who could still use the benefit of losing another 20 or so lbs. I'm not going to lie...I use my BMI as a big motivator...I want to be in the normal weight category and I'm about 15ish lbs away from that, but that would be at the high end and I want to be in the middle so that would mean for my height I need to be 120-125 lbs. But I'm not putting all my wanting just on the BMI scale since I know it doesn't take into consideration of muscle mass and bone structure, but that is where doing the BOD POD test come into play since that tells me how much of my body is fat so I'm working on that also. 


So if I want to get to 120lbs I have just under 30 to go and if I want to see 125 lbs I have just under 25 to go. I honestly don't know what's going to look good on me since I have never been either one of those weights in my adult life, in fact I'm pretty much the smallest I have been ever. Who knows maybe I'll hit 130 and be satisfied. I'm in uncharted territory for myself that its all really a guessing game at this point, at least that's how I feel. I know that I don't want to look like skin and bones but more along the lines of an athletic body.  I have goals of wanting to be a size Small in shirts/dresses and a size 6 in pants/shorts. I especially want to be able to wear calf length boots and right now my calves are still to big, ERRR!!! But on the other hand they might be big but they have one hellva a muscle in them now, lol. And speaking of muscles my hubby was teasing me about my thigh muscles...poking me in the leg and saying "is that a muscle I feel right there"...made me laugh. Hell yeah there's a muscle there...I worked hard for those and the ones in my arms, lol. I'm putting those "pretty boys" to shame at the gym nowadays, lol (I wish). But I did have one who kept looking at me yesterday as I was doing my leg routine...its so weird to have people stare at me as I workout.

Comments

  1. I think you should go to where you want to be - wherever that is. There will always be people who are telling you that you're too fat or you're too thin. Don't listen to them. Listen to your body, and follow what you feel.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Weight Progress in Photos

Starting Photo Weight of 237 lbs
(actual starting weight 242.4lbs)
Down 16 lbs to 221 lbs

Side by Side progress


Side profile of progress


Down another 16 lbs to 205 lbs


Side by side progress

Side profile of Progress

Down another 16lbs to 189 lbs


Side by side of progress


Side progile of progress


Down another 17 lbs to 172 lbs


Side by side of progress


side profile of progress


Total Progress from 237lbs to 172lbs

Side Profile of my progress from 237lbs to 172lbs

Opinions Needed/Wanted....

So, through out this whole process of me dropping this weight my one want, my one hope would be that my legs would slim down. When I was at my highest weight I carried my weight pretty much all over my body, though my stomach was very big, but so were my legs, arms, and face. And as I have dropped the weight I have lost the weight in my face, arms and stomach, but I feel that my legs are still as big as ever. When trying on pants I don't necessarily worry so much as if they will fit in the waist or being too long since I'm short I know I will always run into problems there, lol. No, my worry is if the pants are going to fit over my calves and thighs. My wish is to be able to wear calf length or even knee high boots this fall and with the size of my legs that wish isn't going to be coming true any time soon. Plus I've noticed that I'm either going to need to stick with floor length or above the knee dresses as anything that falls in between make my legs look stumpy …

2014 Update

It's been a while since I wrote a blog...almost a year in fact...

I have struggled so much with my weight over the last couple of years. I went from about 145 lbs up to 200 lbs. I'm back down in the 190's but so upset since I was so happy when I was in the 140s. I need to tighten my belt, for lack of better words, and get back to watching my diet and really and truly get back to counting calories since I know that works for me. 

What really is heart breaking for me is going up in size in clothing. I went from wearing a size 8 to a 14, now back down to 12. I hate buying new clothes when I ones I love just sitting in my closet now being worn.

The good thing this all is that I truly never gave up working out. I might have not been doing it at the intensity that I was in the past but that has change about 5 months ago. Five months ago I found CrossFit and fell in love. I have found through this program that it is very humbling and empowering. I have done more things that I have n…