100 lb. Club - Now, I'm officially just "overweight"




LaurieDawn
12-04-2007, 03:53 PM
As of this morning's weigh-in, my BMI is now 29.9 (from a starting point of 40.1). According to the National Institute of Health, this puts me in the "overweight" category.

NIH's BMI calculator: http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

BMI Categories:

* Underweight = <18.5
* Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
* Overweight = 25-29.9
* Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

And since I do strength training with relatively heavy weights, I'm hoping that I might even be more muscular than the sedentary population, so I may be healthier than the tables would indicate.

Yippee! I am far from perfect, and have slipped into "undisciplined" too many times since I began this. But I have yet to give up. It may take me longer than some, but the milestones are still quite sweet.


OptimistK
12-04-2007, 03:56 PM
:bravo: Laurie!!! We're the same height and of course 179 is my no longer obese weight as well, thus one of my mini-goals!!! You go girl!!! I can't wait until I get there.

Slashnl
12-04-2007, 03:59 PM
Good job LaurieDawn! Great effort!


mandalinn82
12-04-2007, 04:11 PM
No one but the formerly obese can attest to how AMAZING it feels to be "overweight".

It is a HUGE milestone. Most of the health risks with excess weight apply primarily in the "Obese" category. You've done a GREAT thing for your health! Congratulations!

:cheer:

Produce - dances - for you!

:carrot: :broc: :cb: :cb: :broc: :carrot:

valpal23
12-04-2007, 04:21 PM
Congrats Lauriedawn - I too dream of being 'overweight' one day. Way to go on your hard work!! :cheer2:

Lovely
12-04-2007, 04:34 PM
Wow!!! Great job ^^

Schmoodle
12-04-2007, 05:34 PM
Very inspiring!! You started around where I did and I look forward to the day when I can say I am overweight too!

MetaChick
12-04-2007, 05:40 PM
Congratulations LaurieDawn...those new BMI milestones are so great, and just 'overweight' is such a wonderful mental step from obese. Next stop: Normal! Enjoy the ride. :)

Lyn2007
12-04-2007, 05:43 PM
Congrats, that is so awesome!! I can't wait to join you!

midwife
12-04-2007, 06:25 PM
Congrats, Laurie!! Your dedication is paying off!

LisaMarie71
12-04-2007, 06:45 PM
Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone!! :cheer2:

timkerbelle
12-04-2007, 07:04 PM
Way to go! I can really imagine how nice a feeling it must be. Can't wait to be overweight myself :p

rakel
12-04-2007, 07:33 PM
I am beaming with pride for you Laurie!! You're doing fantastic and I really think you are probably healthier than a LOT of people out there. I think it's amazing how someone in total bad health can make a complete 180*. If you think about it, it's well, easier (easier is not the right word but we'll go with that) I think to do that, because if you've never had a problem with your weight, you may be apathetic to eating healthy and exercising, and ultimately someone who is "overweight" but does those things are much better off than those who aren't and feel no need to make the change. SO BRAVO!!! :)

kasmin
12-04-2007, 07:37 PM
Yay, Laurie! What an awesome Christmas gift to yourself:clause:! You should be so proud of yourself:carrot:

mj5
12-04-2007, 07:38 PM
Congrats!!!!! :flow2:

Robin41
12-04-2007, 08:33 PM
When I got out of the obese category I was quite proud of the fact that I was now "just plain old fat". It's a huge accomplishment, no pun intended, so congratulations!

Dumplin
12-04-2007, 10:00 PM
You are my HERO!!!

jtammy
12-04-2007, 10:28 PM
Yay! :)

tamaralynn
12-04-2007, 11:20 PM
WTG!!! Doesn't it feel great?? I just recently went from Severely Obese to just "obese". I know it doesn't sound like much... but it really makes you feel so GOOD about yourself and all your hard work.

You're doing awesome!!!!

rockinrobin
12-05-2007, 07:32 AM
Oh Laurie Dawn, I am so happy for you. It's such a GREAT feeling to no longer be "obese". I know it's just a word, and you're but one pounder lighter then you were a couple of days ago - BUT YOU'RE NO LONGER OBESE!!!! Helllooooo - huge milestone, HUGE. Congratulations!!!

P.S. I love your determination and dedication and your perserverance. That my dear will take you all the way home to "normal" weight. :hug:

:cheer2::cheer2::woohoo::woohoo::cheer2::cheer2:

hellokitty81668
12-05-2007, 07:49 AM
:carrot::carrot: I am so happy for you !!!! Your rock girl!!
cheryl

RitzyFritz
12-06-2007, 05:40 AM
:congrat: :cheer2: :cheer: :yay:

I'm SO VERY HAPPY for you!! Congratulations!

boaterswife
12-06-2007, 07:59 AM
No one but the formerly obese can attest to how AMAZING it feels to be "overweight".


Mandalinn said it perfectly, and she's so right! If you've never been obese you can't imagine how good the title of "overweight" feels! I know I cried, tears of JOY, when my BMI finally said overweight. Now it's just a matter of time before your bmi changes to normal!! Congratulations...we are all so very proud of you!!!

jellybelly06
12-06-2007, 01:31 PM
Nice job!! :carrot: That was also one of my favorite milestones!! Feels great doesn't it? You should be very proud! Jelly

Sandi
12-06-2007, 05:52 PM
That is awesome! Congrats!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

GirlyGirlSebas
12-06-2007, 10:09 PM
You rock, LaurieDawn! Congratulations!

Steelslady
12-07-2007, 07:55 PM
Congratulations, LaurieDawn! I am sssssssssssooooo proud of you. You just helped motivate me to get back on track again. I don't know what happened, but right around Labor Day, I went off track big time and regained 17 pounds- shame on me. Still, glad I am catching myself before I do more damage and I just lost a couple of more pounds today, so I am on the right track.

Keep going, my friend. You're doing fantastic! :carrot:

Beverlyjoy
12-08-2007, 07:08 AM
This is a HUGE milestone and accomplishment. I am so, so proud of you and happy for you.

I distinctly remember the first time the doctor wrote down obese on my chart...I was crushed. I too...can't wait to be out of that category.

GOOD FOR YOU!:carrot:

LaurieDawn
12-10-2007, 03:21 PM
My internet connection has been down for almost a week. So frustrating, especially since I work from home and rely on it so heavily. So I didn't get a chance to read the positive comments and thank everyone so much for their support. And Steelslady, I'm so glad to see you back here. I have been thinking about you lately. I, too, went through a rough period where I gained back some of my weight. It's so wonderful to know that our mistakes do not define us - just give us opportunities to learn and progress.

Thank you, everyone, for sharing in my excitement. I can tell other people, but so few really "get it."

RitzyFritz
12-18-2007, 01:50 PM
Me too, me too!!!! :dance:

This was a looooooooong time in coming, but boy am I glad to see this! I told my husband I never dreamed I would LOVE the sound of "I'm ONLY overweight." But then again, I never dreamed I would be OBESE either. ;) Now to be "normal" again. Oh wait, I heard that was just a setting on the dryer and nothing more. Maybe I can still dream? LOL!