By now, most of you know that I don't weigh myself daily or even weekly...the numbers make me crazy and can totally ruin my day. I realize that for some people, they can look at what the scale says logically and not be all bummed out if it does not show a loss when you've been doing everything exactly right, but not me. So I try to limit myself to a couple times a month for weigh-ins.
This really helps, especially since my weight loss seems to be going very slowly right now - but the important thing for me to remember is that I am losing while eating intuitively. Which is huge for me! In the past month, I've had a ton of fruit, lots of salads and grilled chicken, my favorite Greek yogurt, berries and cereal combination, cheese, nuts and smoothies, as well as some items from my "don't eat this very often list" which included: a restaurant meal with pasta, a yummy hamburger and some fries, a piece of red-velvet cake at a party, Ben and Jerry's Lemon Sorbet in a waffle-cone bowl (ate about half the bowl) and I'm sure there was more, but this is what sticks out in my mind right now. So with all that, I weighed in today and was happy to see that I have lost 17 pounds since June 1st! Woohoo!!!
Now on to September - I've pledged to lose four pounds with Lori...I'm definitely feeling motivated to make the best food choices I can in order to stay on this downward path!
And now, a BMI rant. I have been weighing myself using my Wii Fit - this lovely piece of equipment not only tells you your weight, but also your BMI - actually it does this first. Then it pudges out your little Mii figure to correspond with how FAT you are - and says "that's obese" in a snotty voice. So today, I finally made it to the simply "overweight" BMI category - and I'm about 30 pounds away from my chosen goal weight. Which made me go look up my goal weight on a BMI chart - and apparently I will still be "overweight" when I am at goal, according to the BMI chart gods. What I want to know is who died and made BMI king?!? What a stupid, stupid system! I chose a goal weight that I believe I will be able to maintain fairly easily, without having to struggle on a daily basis. I want a healthy lifestyle, not something that I have to continually starve myself for. And for this, I will still be "overweight" - really?!? I don't think so. There is way too much emphasis put on the BMI number and I reject it. I am not just a number on a chart...or a number on a scale. I am much more than that - I am someone who has lost a ton of weight, who now exercises on a regular basis, who eats healthy most of the time, who has made a major lifestyle change. And I will not be defined by some stupid chart that was invented back in the 1800's.