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07-15-2006, 07:31 AM
After struggling for a few weeks with no loss, finally this morning my scale moved down to 168!!! Now my BMI is 29.8. Its been sooo long since I've weighed in the 160's. The last time I weighed this much was when I found out I was pregnant with my 7 1/2 year old. Since then I've managed to climb steadily higher each year.

07-15-2006, 08:24 AM
congratulations, you will have a normal BMI in no time, keep it up and stay motivated!

07-15-2006, 08:30 AM
Congrats! Thats awesome!!!!!!! can't wait until I see the 160's again, it's been years! That will be the same range for me too, I'm 5'7"

07-15-2006, 09:16 AM
Thank you, its been 3 long months now. Longest I've been able to keep this up in sooo long, but I am determined to be "normal" again. Whatever that means. LOL I am only 5' 3" so the highest "normal" weight for me is 140.5 which is about 9 pounds less than my goal weight, LOL I know from past experience that I can maintain a high normal weight but when I drop into the 110's and 120's its only a temporary thing for me.

07-15-2006, 10:23 AM
Congratulations that is great!!!

07-15-2006, 10:54 AM

That is my second-next major milestone, to be in the "not morbidly obese" category.

My NEXT milestone is to weigh less than a quarter ton, or to weigh less than the average linebacker. :^:

I'm glad you persisted!

07-15-2006, 11:21 AM
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, you'll be heading to the "normal" range in no time! I know i can't wait until my weight hits that bmi.

Misti in Seattle
07-15-2006, 11:51 AM
Congratulations! LOL I will never get there because to be the weight THEY say I should be in order to not be overweight would turn me into a total stringbean! I'm just not built small and never will be... so even when I get super skinny the statistics still will call me slightly overweight... sheesh! I DO think this is partly why the statistics show such a huge percentage of Americans overweight though I'm certainly not discounting the problems of obesity. But we do NOT all need to be total stringbeans to fit the American cultural idea of acceptable weight. My BONES would not fit into the top "okay" weight they list for me LOL.

My goal is 170 and I am 5'9" -- when I was there before I started getting the "you are anorexic" comments from people, sheesh! I did stop them short by telling them what I weighed! :dance: I am NOT anorexic, never have been and don't intend to be... not even to fit into the American dream culture. Interesting though that the government (statistics) seems to WANT me there....???

07-15-2006, 11:53 AM
Congratulations! That is something I'm looking forward to also. Phantastica it was a happy day for me to leave the "morbidly obese" category. Obese felt good at that point.

07-15-2006, 12:09 PM
Congratulations!! That is soo wonderful!!

07-15-2006, 12:42 PM
Congrats and well done!

07-15-2006, 02:21 PM
WTG!! That is awesome!!

07-15-2006, 02:50 PM
WTG, that is awesome. I remember getting to that over-weight category and was thrilled to be out of the obese category.
Misti, I know what you are saying. I have a niece that is 6'1 1/2 inches. She was 175 and is very beautiful and very slender. She tried out for a modeling school and was told she would have to lose down to a size 4. There was no way. She was a size 8 and skin and bones. A lot of times, I think these weight calculators and statistics don't take in enough factors. I am 46 yrs. old and have had 2 children and I know I will never have my high school weight or figure back.

07-15-2006, 03:03 PM
Congrats, Tamil - isn't that such a fantastic feeling?! And I love that we can share it with people here, 'cause i know if I ran around at home or at working saying how happy I was to be officially "overweight" they'd all think I was nuts! Way to go!

Before I'm 30
07-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Great job! Keep up the good work!

Stacey :ebike:

07-15-2006, 03:44 PM
Thank you all! It feels so nice to have others who understand what I am going through. My family doesn't really get it. I just returned from the Goodwill to take my little ones school shopping (yes, we are that low budget!!!) and to my surprise I bought 2 pairs of size 12 jeans!!! OK so they are the relaxed fit type but who cares, they fit!!! Those skinny little 10's and 7's I saved for the last 9 years are in sight, but probably not until I'm under 145 or so. But its a goal within reach now.

lilybelle- I hear you about the high school size!! I am almost 42 and have had 4 kids, not sure my high school figure can ever be found again, LOL


07-15-2006, 04:34 PM
Congrats. I am one pound away from "just overweight" myself. The fun of being 5' tall.

07-15-2006, 05:19 PM
LOL, my mother is 4'11". I feel lucky to be 5'3" in my family, my 23 year old only made it to 5'1" but my 13 year old is already 5' 5" and growing.

07-16-2006, 01:36 AM
Congratulations:carrot:!! I'm hoping to be joining you in the "overweight" category very soon.. have to reach 185:).

07-16-2006, 10:04 AM
Phantastica--if it makes you feel any better--a ton is 2000 pounds, so you are way under a quarter of a ton which would be 500 lbs.

07-16-2006, 10:41 AM
Congratulations!!!! It feels good, eh? :) I know how you feel. According to my fitday, i just reached the "moderatly over weight" area on the chart.

Misty, I'm with you (once again :) ) . My frame is just too big for those teensy weensy sizes. At my smallest adult weight ever (about 125lbs), I wore a size 9/10, and i'm 5ft 7 too.

07-16-2006, 05:30 PM
Congrats! Out of obesity is my next main goal too! I know what you mean about not sharing all of this info with the rest of the world... it would be weird to yell out my door, "I made it to Onederland" -- wouldn't it? :) Yeah, yeah, it would.

As for a goal weight, that seems so individual... I don't know what I even want my final goal to be yet. Hopefully your body will tell you when you're there!

07-16-2006, 10:28 PM
Good work!