Are you kidding me!?!?!?!?!?!?
I just woke up to find out that I’m super fat. Well, maybe not SUPER fat, but still. I’m technically (do I dare write it out loud???)…yes, I’m 25 pounds over my ideal weight. Shocker!
My BMI puts me in the overweight category, which I know doesn’t give the truest image because it doesn’t account for e.g muscle mass. But still…
So, as I also wrote about in my Document Your Life #4 post, I’m officially launching my own, personal Project 145 (hashtag it!) – starting yesterday.
The goal is to get back to my ideal weight of 145 pounds, which is what I weighed for a few years in my early 20s. I pick that number, because it was a really good place for me to be. But it’s just a number, really.
Why do I want to lose weight? Why can’t I just be positive about my body where it is right now and love myself?
I could. I can. And I AM.
The point of me doing this is not just about losing weight and weighing a certain number so my clothes fit better and I’ll look better (vanity 101).
It’s about HEALTH and overall well being – both short term and especially LONG TERM. I’m almost 40 and it’s getting harder and harder for me to lose weight whenever I gain it, which is frequently. I’m already feeling it now. I don’t want to continue to gain weight and wake up one day at 200+ pounds and have all the problems that being overweight brings.
I don’t want to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. I just don’t. My dad has type 2 diabetes, so it’s in my gene pool, and I need to be super careful and super mindful of that.
Have you ever seen those old people who are like in their 80s, but they look like they’re in their 60s? They’re physically active and don’t have any (?) trouble walking, riding a bike, running, swimming…?
Well, I want to be like that! I want to be young when I’m old and have a body and a mind helping me live a great life and not holding me back.
And you just can’t have that if your body is too heavy. I don’t think so.