Sunday, February 6, 2011
Overweight at 13! What a difference 5 pounds makes!
Well, in my packing and shifting process... I found a paper from my pediatrican's office from 1982. It says I weighed 169 1/2 pounds and was 67 3/4 inches tall... which means I was "Slightly" overweight at age 13. My BMI was 25.8... I would kill for that BMI now, but then I thought I was huge. I was like 5 pounds overweight. I cherish every pound I lose now, since 5 pounds could be the difference between normal weight and overweight... or even obese, or just plain overweight... As of this day, I look forward to being overweight again....Just plain overweight but I am not in a rush... It's a marathon not a sprint. I'll get there eventually but I am really enjoying the journey... and I love my relay team!****************************** PS. I am offically down 115 pounds today after seeing my lowest weight since I started my journey. I haven't really been able to exercise much because of a Wii Just Dance Thigh pull(Insert Goofy Laugh here). So, that being said, It's got to be that I have been getting alot of fiber and protein. My carbs have gone up as well since fiber usually brings carbs along for the ride but my weighthas been going down slowly but surely. And I upped my fiber because I felt like I was plateauing milling around 110-113 pounds down for too long. Since I am excepting this award for jumpstarting back into the game... I have to thank Atkins Daybreak bars... not a ton of protein usually only 6-10 grams but 8-11 grams of fiber... I have been using Arnold's multi grain sandwich thins when I feel like I have to have bread with whatever... and they are only 100 calories each "Bun" and like 6 grams of fiber... I got some cravings for PB&J so I got Polaner Sugar free seedless blackberry with fiber jelly to go with my Peter Pan Whipped Creamy PB with 1/3 less sugar... I also started eating Fiber One Honey Cluster cereal when I get a cereal craving... but sticking to the 1 cup serving is tough sometimes but a whooping 13 grams of fiber per serving... the carbs are outrageous though. I am trying to make adjustments that I can live with since Healthy eating will help me lose weight and maintain as well... I use EAS Carb advantage 11oz shakes to give me extra protein, there's 17 grams of protein and 4 carbs, 2 of which are dietary fiber... And they're only $4 something for a 4 pack at Walmart, so affordable too. My protein is about 95-105 grams a day these days. I am still learning each day what works for me... and I am hoping to help some of you find what works for you through my trial and error, but mostly I just feel great and I hope you all are feeling good too!