Sunday, January 4, 2015
Update on weight
When I first began this blog I had lost 115 lbs. I thought that was where my weight would stay. As I have become more active and "wiser" about my food choices I have been able to lose I little more. My weight loss now bounces between 125-130 lbs. As I type this I just can't believe that I ever carried that much excess weigh around. In the meeting I teach, I have those who have lost 10 pounds hold a 10 pound bag of sugar. It astonishes me and them at how much that 10 pounds really feels like. I am surprised at the change in how some foods taste to me. I never dreamed I would crave veggies and whole grains. I still love the sweets and will probably always struggle with that. I do have them but the impact on my fibromyalgia pain makes it (almost) not worth it. I found an old chart I began after I had lost about 30 pounds. I bought a scale that gave me the percentage of fat and BMI. (body mass index) I had already lost 30 pounds when the scale told me my body was 63.4% fat. Muscle was 24.6% A BMI of 40.7. It also reads the water content which was 35.7% It would have been a lot higher if I had the scale from the very first. Every few months I would record those number again to see how my weight loss was impacting those numbers. Today I got on my scale again. I know it can not be very accurate but is a tool to see how I am doing. My body fat is 33% Muscle is 31.2% and the BMI is 24. The water content is 47.2 %. As I have mentioned before I decided when I began that I was doing this. DOING THIS. I took photos, made charts, saved "big clothes" and many other little steps to help me to see the progress when I was discouraged and ready to give up. If you are just starting your healthy journey take pictures. Take measurement. I don't have the measurements from the start and wish I did. Do everything and anything that can keep you going on your way to a new and improved you! YOU can DO THIS.