For quite a while I've had my sights set on 190 as a goal weight. Why? Because I really wanted good health insurance. My current health insurance, who shall remain unnamed, doesn't pay for anything, has jacked my rates every six months for the past two years, and forced me to take 2 deductible increases so that now I essentially have a catastrophic policy that I pay nearly $400 a month for. To rub salt in the wound, most of the care I choose is alternative (naturopath, massage, acupuncture) and I pay for it out of pocket and my insurance doesn't even get billed for it and yet they continue to jack my rates.
In any case, for several years my quest has been to qualify for Blue Cross. Blue Cross of Alaska would not accept my application until I dropped my weight to 190 or below. So that has been my target. Once I had been 187/188 for a few weeks I went ahead and applied- and was accepted! Not only that, I'll be paying less money for more coverage and a lower deductible. So that is also exciting.
My new goal is 170. Every pound I take off right now is a victory as my knees have finally begun to protest my extra weight and I have achy knees now. I want that gone, so I have add'l incentive now to keep losing beside the normal health factors as my knees remind me every time I get up from a chair or walk up and down the stairs or a hill.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share that here as I figured that folks here would understand!
Thanks for listening.