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March 20, 2013

I just weighed myself for the first time in a year

I knew I had gained weight, but was shocked at just how much I have gained. Since I moved here, I have gained 15 lbs. I was already 25 lbs. overweight, so now I'm at a BMI of 28.3, dangerously close to being obese.

OBESE! ME???? I weighed 105 for most of my young adult life. When I moved to Florida in 1996, I weighed 117.  This is 4 lbs. below my lowest ideal weight, so this is seriously scary for me. I did notice the other day when walking past a plate glass window at the shopping center that I was developing a shelf butt. ECK! Who wants one of those??

Well, according to the People's Choice height/weight calculator, my ideal weight is actually 141. Now it's getting less scary, but still puts me at 24 lbs. overweight. The thing is, I don't look good at 140. I have a tiny bird-bone frame. The Met Life tables say I should weight between 121 and 130. I look pretty good at 130, in fact, I don't really want to go lower than 125. Most of the other alternative charts put my ideal weight between 120 and 129. I'm going with Met Life, because I know how I look at 130.

So here I am - I need to lose 35 lbs. Strange thing is, I thought I HAD lost weight, but it must have just been water weight. When I did the parasite cleanse, I lost a lot of the bloating around my middle, and could finally fit into some clothes I haven't been able to wear for a long time, so I thought I had lost about 5 lbs.

Well, I did eat salty boiled peanuts today, so maybe 5 lbs. of this is water, so I'll say I need to lose 30 lbs. 30 lbs. is still a lot. Guess I had better get my walking routine back on track and start drinking a lot more water instead of all this coffee and fruit juice. Best get myself back over to Spark People too. I have a wedding to go to in September, and I'm NOT going looking like this!


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