So again I’ve fallen off with blogging. Last update was on December 1st!
Anthony and I are still doing WW together (it’ll be a year in about a month) and chuggin’ along.
I have some awesome news to share which is probably why I’m so inclined to blog today…
As of today, I am down 30.2 lbs!!!!
I’ve gone from 193 lbs to 163 lbs in about 11 months on MY own terms without sacrificing everything I love!
And the best news of all? I am officially NOT OBESE ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Starting BMI at 193 lbs? 34.2 (NOTE: A score of 30+ is obese for me)
Current BMI at 163 lbs? 28.9 (NOTE: A score between 25-29.9 is overweight for me)
Source: BMI Calculator on Mayo Clinic
Getting down below 165 is great…But conquering obesity? A HUGE deal (no pun intended there)! Once I hit 140, I will be in the normal range for my height. My current goal right now with WW is 135 but I’m thinking that it may go a lower as time goes on. We’ll see!
I know that I never “looked” obese to many of you readers. Any time I’d tell someone my weight and/or mention that I was technically considered obese, I heard a lot of “You do NOT look like your weight!” and “You’re not obese!!” comments. Granted, that’s nice to hear but it didn’t change the facts…That I WAS 193 lbs and WAS obese.
Damn even I was shocked when I discovered I was obese! I remember doing the BMI test and denying it. “No…This can’t be right…I’m chubby…I’m big…but I’m NOT OBESE!”
When I shared my 2 pieces of awesome news with my WW crew this morning, I got 2 huge rounds of applause. It was a cool feeling! I love that I can share my stories and struggles with an amazing group of like-minded people at WW along with my loved ones. Can’t beat 2 awesome support groups