As I mentioned in my Smart Goals for 2014 post, I joined the local gym so that I can work out with my best friend, Amanda. And though transparency hurts, I am also hoping that transparency helps. So, let’s try this again…
Instead of losing weight, or even maintaining, over the holidays, I have gained 8 pounds since my One Goal at a Time post in October. Sure, I am still down from the 202.7 pounds I weighed in July, but only by 7.8 pounds.
I don’t really care as much about the number on the scale as much as I do the BMI. It should be below 25, to be considered a “normal weight” and below 30 to be just overweight. At present, I have rejoined the obesity rank.
To be at a “normal” BMI, I need to lose 50 pounds.
Fifty pounds feels impossible.
And yet, I know it isn’t. In my Fitness Quest Continues post, in August 2011, I shared that I had my BMI was 27.2 and I weighed in at 163.5 pounds.
Yes, fifty pounds is overwhelming. Because I’ve already lost and regained thirty of it.
So, here I go again. Here’s my starting picture.
Here are my starting measurements…
Here’s hoping transparency helps
I’m enlisting help this time, because I NEED the accountability. I NEED the encouragement. I NEED the occasional kick in the seat of my pants.
As I mentioned, I’ll be working out with my bestie at the gym. I also joined a Facebook group for accountability and signed up again for health coach calls. I registered *and paid for* a 5K in April.
Let’s try this again. One goal at a time. My first goal is work out three times per week and to be under 190 pounds again.