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

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.

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.

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

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!


Produce - dances - for you!

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

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

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

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!

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. :)

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

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

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

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

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!!! :)

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

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

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!

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

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

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!!!!

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:


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

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

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

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!!!

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

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

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

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:

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:

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."

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!