Monday, December 14, 2009

weighty matters

I am overweight obese according to medical standards. I don't like it, in fact I hate it. I miss the body I had 17 years ago.

I was looking at the bmi thing tonight and computing it up and I need to lose 57 pounds to be barely in "normal" weight range.

57 pounds.

I think that is about how much my son weighs. That is how much I weighed at 10 years old (I was a skinny, scrawny thing. I got over it though).

While I am grateful that I don't have as much to lose as many/most of the people on Biggest Loser, I still have a lot to lose. A medium sized child's worth of weight.

I have lost some,  6 pounds. So I am making progress. So 6 down 57 to go.


  1. Girl, I'm supposed to weigh 160 at the most for my 5'8" body. I weighed 150 after a bout of anorexia when I was in 10th grade! I looked sick. Literally my legs didn't touch all the way up, my eyes were sunken. It wasn't purdy :{

    On the other end of the spectrum, my heaviest was 245 when I found out that my cancer had returned. In 2 yrs I've lost 20-25 lbs & I'm now 220 (to 225). I 'feel' best around 200-210.

    There's NO way I'd be able to get to the BMI chart standards. I've essentially given up & just listen to my body. :)

  2. And congrats about losing. This IMO is the hardest time of year to do it.

    :) You're an inspiration.