Erika at A Heart More Focused (aka NAMAmmaSTE) inspired me to write this post. I fully intended to post my actual weight on here as she did on her blog. Looking at the numbers, faced with the reality, I realized I was NOT brave enough to put those numbers out here. I will give you a few other numbers. My recommended BMI range for my height is 18.5-25 and my current BMI is 37. 37=obese. There, I said it, I’m obese. Roughly, I need to lose between 65-100 pounds, according to the BMI scales. I, however, think that I would look very sick if I lost 100 pounds. I didn’t weigh that weight when I got married and I think I was a little too thin at that time. I would like to lose about 70-75 pounds. I would like to fit into size 8 clothes comfortably. I think that’s reasonable. I’m going to do my best to track my food daily, get to the gym and/or do some sort of exercise 3-5 times per week and talk nice to myself. I think weight loss has to start in your head first before you can make it stick (or fall off, as the case may be). I also took my measurements today. I’m not ready to post those, either, but I will keep track and let you know my losses. I have no idea what measurements should be, but, like I said, I want to wear a size 8 comfortably.
I’ll use the following picture as my before picture. I know it’s not a full body shot, but it’s the most recent picture of me. It was taken at Christmas. I’m happy in the picture, so that’s something nice I can say. Anyway, here it is: