Originally Posted by JohnP
Most people who have been fat for a long time dramatically underestimate the amount of fat they're carrying.
I know I did.
I am a maintainer! Woo Hoo!
I workout, I can lift like a banshee for a woman, and I've got all kinds of muscle. I have the upper body of a D lineman!
Thing is, at my current weight, a whopping 137, from mid thigh, to upper waist, I still have FAT!
Such as it is.
I know, that for me deep down, I could stand to lose 10 more pounds. Am I gonna do it? Probably not. It would be to tough to maintain.
I think the point is, most of us are very skewed, about what is really a healthy weight.
While I still have a bit of jiggle, I am 53, I've had kids, I have a certain body composition. My health numbers are good, I look good dressed! The girls, well, they always have been and will always be large and in charge.
I think what is most important, is we find a balance between being healthy, eating right, exercising on a regular basis and being happy and accepting the body the powers that be gave us.
5+ year maintainer.
The human body is capable of amazing things! But without the mind, it is nothing. Get your mind in gear and the body will follow!
Be selfish about caring for yourself, you deserve it!
Weight Watcher leader! But always a Member first!