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Let’s Try This Again #getfit #2014 #weighinwednesday

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…

Scale and Omron

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.

BMI scaleI 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.

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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.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Diana Stanhope says:

    You are so brave to put it out there. I started at 230 got to 160 and like you put some back on, now I am starting again at 185. I hope we both see great results again.

  2. Good luck on your weight loss journey! I am starting this journey as well!

  3. I wish you much success. Take it pound for pound & then it won’t look so overwhelming!

  4. It is so awesome that you are doing this. I applaud you. I wish you the best of luck! I am rooting for you!

  5. I have lost A LOT of weight and managed to keep it off for a little over a year now. My trick is that I count calories. Every single bite of everything gets counted.

  6. Good for you for taking the plunge and joining a gym! I found that when I started talking openly about my weight and weight loss, it kept me motivated to keep losing because people were watching! 🙂

  7. You can do it! I am right there with you! Are you doing The Color Run in STL?

  8. You can do this! Set your goals and stick to them. If necessary start with small goals and build confidence to set larger ones. Every day of trying is better than sitting on the couch! Good luck!

  9. I love your honesty and I am so excited for you to #getfit #2014! We’re here to support you!!!

  10. I hope you achieve the goals you have set for yourself. You have heart and bravery as evidenced by you sharing the personal information here.

  11. Good luck with your fitness goals. Slimming down is also one of my goals in 2014. Let’s keep each other accountable. This will be great.

  12. I give you major props for putting your measurements out here. I know you can achieve your goals! Best wishes on this journey!

  13. Good for you for giving it another try. As you said it’s not about the weight so much as being healthier. Good luck to you!