I have been fighting with the same 10-15 pounds for a few months. I thought it was just an issue of diet fatigue, so I stopped tracking my calories for a week or two but I continued to weigh every other day. It turns out that I stayed within the same weight range. So I thought I would start again and get the last 10 pounds off.
A few days ago I took a photo of myself to send to a friend and I was shocked by my appearance. I definitely DO NOT need to lose the last 10 pounds. My neck is very thin and my clavicles are showing. My jaw line is prominent and my once round face, now shows a bit of sagging at the smile lines.
I am starting maintenance today and I will try to forget the BMI chart. 153 will be my final goal weight. 160 will be my danger weight.
__________________ Goal Reached
Regained 10 working it off.
Regained 30 [/FONT][/B]- Restart 1/5/2016 Hmm... Re-Restart April 2016
__________________ [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]I learned 2 things through this process:
1. The time WILL pass regardless of how you spend it. Losing weight is a lot of upfront payment for delayed gratification. It's hard, yes! But the reward at the end of that finish line is so, so sweet there are no words for it. Do something today your future self will thank you for.
2. I am strong, I am beautiful, and I am worth it!
Reached onederland 31.12.2013!
Became 'overweight' (BMI of 29.7) on July 29, 2014!
Congratulations! I agree, charts are not always right. At my goal weight of 140 and 5'5" I "should" have needed to lose another 15 lbs. Not on my muscular frame. Well done! Glad you're feeling so great!
On maintenance since March 1, 2005