6 pounds from goal weight - but am I?
Monday, August 15, 2011
Today I weighed in at 141. My goal is 135. I'm 40 years old, 5 ft 2.5 inches (yes, that 1/2 inch counts!!) I'm now wondering if I should go lower ? On the BMI calculator at 135 I would still be about 24.5 which is at the top of normal. I feel like even though I've lost almost 35 pounds I am exactly the same "shape" as I was before, just smaller.
I guess that makes sense, why would my shape change? However, I still feel so fat ~ especially my thighs (always my problem area!) It's taken me over a year to lose the weight (well, I did get "off track" for about 5 months of that year) and I would just love to be able to say "I did it - I reached my goal". If I change my goal to say, 130, then it would just mean more time to reach that goal and I'm afraid I'll lose motivation. I'm also afraid I won't be able to stay at 130.
Anyone else feel this way? I thought I woud feel so great and skinny now and although I do feel alot better I also think I still have a long way to go....