Saturday, January 15, 2011

Goal Weight Change

Since I have been contemplating this journey with the Lap Band, my goal has always been to be in the "Healthy" category of the BMI Chart.  I still want that, but I am trying to be realistic about it too.  According to said BMI Chart, I should weigh no more than 145 lbs for my height.  That is on the high side of the chart.  They do not take your age into consideration though.  I am 51 years old......man I hate writing that!  I want to be healthy, but I don't want to look gaunt or too wrinkly.  Even my surgeon says those charts are not very realistic.

So, I changed my goal weight from 145 to 155.  This puts me in the "overweight" category, but just by a smidge.  And really, I'm okay with that.  I want to be healthy and fit and live a long time so I can irritate my darling husband and kids!  But, I want to eat like a normal person and not starve.  I was at 155 in my early 30's and I was very happy at the weight.  So, I did it.  I changed my goal weight.

I got my fill on Thursday.  Before that, I stopped in to see Amy W.  Can I just tell you, that little girl.....and I do mean little.....has really buffed up her arms!  You don't notice any batwings!  She is surprised too.  She does workout with some pretty hefty weights though.  It is very encouraging to know that there is a chance to lose the batwings if you are willing to do the work.  She looks fantastic!

My fill was a little more aggressive this time.  I was stuck between 184-186 for 6 weeks.  Now, I weigh 181!  I have been gurgling a bit and I stayed on liquids yesterday, but I think this fill will help me get back on the losing track.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Miss Vickie

18 comments:

  1. Congrats-- the key is to be healthy and if 155 works, so be it!

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  2. I saw 157 today Vickie but I suspect once my band is relieved of some fluid I will be putting a few lbs back on and that is A-OK with me.

    I am so with you on the goal front. My goal is also to be healthy and 150 - 155 is what I am aiming at. Originally I to was going for 140 - 145 but I think that is way to unrealistic. I hope this fill does it for you!

    Thank you for all your supportive comments! I wish I were heading to NOLA with you to see T!

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  3. Good for you Vickie! I too will go to the highest end when I set my goal weight which in haven't done because I don't want to get overwhelmed. I thought I would target the first 100 and take it from there....
    You are not far away :) Really appreciate all your support and comments on my blog. Enjoy the weekend.

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  4. You go girl! It's hard to know what a good goal weight will be. You at least have a reference point...a former weight you felt good at. I am shooting in the dark here, not knowing a "skinny" adult weight. I'm gonna have to try a few on for size, lol. Good luck with the new fill!

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  5. I think you are making a good decision about the goal weight. My goal weight is 165 and I'm shorter than you! I hope your fill relaxes a little bit so you don't feel that gurgling. Great that you got to stop and see Amy W also! I'll bet her arms are awesome! Good for her! I also am impressed with your 181 ! That's just PHENOMENAL! I just can't imagine reporting that weight for myself - I sure can't wait until I can! You're an inspiration!

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  6. I am soooo impressed with you're loss!! I love how you think, you're such an inspiration to me!!

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  7. 155 sounds great :) The bmi charts are wack.

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  8. Good for you. This is your body and you will know what weight feels right fir you! Thanks for sharing about amys arms... Since I've started slimming down I despise my arms.. Just today I bought a set of 5pm hand weights that I can use on my walks and also get started with tricep exercises

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  9. Its great to see what you can realistically achieve and still feel good about yourself. Good luck with the fill. You have done so well and are great motivation for me who is just beginning her journey :)

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  10. There's no doubt healthy has got to be the goal. I have my goal set at the high end of the normal range - but I have had in my head that that might not be the right number, it may very well be too low. And I won't know until I'm closer, just as you are figuring out now that you are closer.

    I hope this fill is perfect for you!!

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  11. The cool think about goals is you can get there and decide to stay or change them :) way to start that process. You will get there! I have a bit of a chin waggle now...I don't like it :) I with I could lose my batwings...Maybe weights would help..

    xxxooo

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  12. Well done on your loss. Having a goal weight that is maintainable once you get there is so important. I'd love to be 65kg like my sister who is the same height as me, but I know I'd never be able to maintain that kind of skinny. You have do do what feels right for you.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I think you hit the nail on the head - I've forgotten about chewing properly. Thanks for the reminder! V.

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  13. I changed my goal weight months ago to 154. Originally it was 144 but really too unrealistic for me. 154 still puts me just under BMI 25. I hate those stupid charts and not sure why I still think they can define us. And young chick, wait until you have to say you are almost 57! OMG, I don't feel that old.

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  14. You are doing great!!!!! Wonderful! I totally get the goal weight change. Knowing I liked how I looked at a certain weight is how I chose my goal...even though it's about 20 over what those charts say I should weigh.

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  15. I am telling you...it was the shirt! But they have firmed up a tad, which is better than I thought they would do! How was your visit with doctor Friedman? Is your restriction okay?

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  16. Great progress! Goal weight - my doc says those charts aren't the end all be all either. He said it ultimately comes down to where you feel comfortable with your body.

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  17. 155 sounds like a great choice! Hope this fill does the trick

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  18. I've been having ths same debate on my goal weight. i talked about it with my doctor on my last visit and we had originally focused on 170 for me (102 lbs). I said i wanted 154 which is the top of a healthy BMI for my height. he said it would be too skinny for me and it made me realize that how you feel about yourself should not be based on some 50 year old healthy chart. it is all about how you feel and i am going to take it day by day. I'd ultimately like 154, but if I don't get there, I can still look back at this journey and see how far I have come. We all can do that and say with pride that we are success stories!

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