Mini-GoalsEven if you're not at goal yet, this is the place to share your successes and achievements along the way! Success can be measured in many ways besides the scales. Tell us about your triumphs, including Non Scale Victories
Very very happy today - weight down to just under 136 pounds - and BMI down to 24.87 - so have at last made it to healthy BMI!! Now down 51 pounds from when I separated in July 2008, and 34 pounds from when I actively started a weight loss programme on 1 August 2009. My BMI then was just over 31 so was in obese category. Have now lost 9 inches off my hips, 5 off my waist and 5 off each thigh. I am fitter than I have been for years and in training for a 5 day charity trek on the Great Wall of China - today did a 7.5 mile walk in 2 hours - would have taken me far longer 6 months ago. I bought some new clothes last week - all size small! Even better are the comments I am getting from friends and colleagues - all helps spur me on!
Now working to a weight in the middle of the BMI zone - will know what feels right when I get there - probably around 125 pounds or so - and will be helped by the increasing intensity of training for China - I have 19 weeks to go and by the end of it will be doing 8 hr walks, and 6 hr ones on consecutive days.
In my comparison weight loss measure I have lost 61 packs of butter (and 92 from when I separated) - that's a lot of fat!