This week (the latter part of the week, anyway) I listened to your advice and added a little something into my daily consumption. Actually, I only added one piece of fruit (either a pear or apple). Amazingly, that helped enough that I was no longer getting those hunger “attacks” throughout the day. Awesome.
I also noticed that the scale was very cooperative after adding the fruit. Thanks, scale. So, this week I weighed in at exactly 252 pounds. That is 2.2 pounds down from last week (and 63 pounds total), and that makes me happy.
Here are a couple other things about this week:
1. I am no longer in the “morbidly obese” category for BMI!
2. I have lost *exactly* 20% of my starting body weight!
3. I am only 2 pounds away from my Christmas goal weight of 250!
4. I have decided to set my “tentative goal” weight at 185*.
*I say tentative because I am not sure how I will look/feel at 185. When I get there I will determine if I should/need to lose more weight. Of course, 185 is not what the doctors say I should weigh, but I do not care much about that. I will, instead, judge for myself based on body fat percentage, how I feel, and how I look.
With 185 set as my goal weight, that means I am just about half way there (48.5%) in only five months. I would say I am not doing too shabby…if I do say so myself.
How did you determine what your goal weight was going to be? Did you use the doctor’s charts as a guideline, or did you decide some other way? Is *your* ideal/goal weight within the range the doctors say you should weigh for your height?