Friday, July 2, 2010

New Weight Loss Goal...

OK I was a chicken...When I first set up my weight loss ticker I put down that I wanted my final weight to be 160 pounds. I got to that weight one other time, about 25 years ago. Yikes time flies!!!! So I put that goal down because I thought it would be an "easy" goal to achieve.

Well after I did some research on the shocking terms that are given to people over a certain weight like ~ Super morbidly obese, morbidly obese, severely obese, obese or just plain ole over weight ~ gave me the motivation to fight to achieve a weight that is in the fit, normal, average, good, healthy ~ weight category. My new goal is 145 pounds!

I was just looking at the word obese ~ look at it ~ It's kind of a stupid, ugly word!

I just don't want to spend another minute in the ugly categories anymore!!!

I'm done with it ~ How about you?



  1. Oh, you are SO right, I cannot stand the word "obese." It IS an ugly word, one that we are going to leave in the past!

  2. I hate the word "obese" too! In fact, although I realize it is a medical, rather than a derogatory, term, I am offended by it. Oddly--I am sooo nuts--I am not the least bit offended by the word fat. I am fat. No problem saying that. But, obese--ugh, I hate, hate, hate that word.

    Re: new goal. THANK YOU for this post! I did the same thing. The lowest I have ever weighed was 152--when I was 18 years old. Uh-hmm. I'm 58 now. And 152 happens to be exactly 100 pounds down from my highest weight. So, even though I am only 5'4 1/2" tall, I chose 152 as my goal.

    Deciding that when I got there, I'd decide how much further I needed to go. The TRUTH was that I was afraid to put a more appropriate weight down.

    But here's why I thanked you for this post: During the past week or so, I have gone to my tracker to change the goal from 152 to 142. Several times. I get as far as putting my cursor over the 152--and chicken out!

    What if I can't get there, I think. I'd much rather get to 152, then adjust my goal down, then take the chance of not meeting 142. Like, who knows me on this blog, anyway that I should be so concerned? !

    Although I've considered changing my goal occasionally since I began my blog, the added emphasis over this past week is because I have just crossed the line from BMI category of OBESE into OVERWEIGHT. It's gotten me thinking...

    You have sealed my deal. I'm leaving here and changing my goal to 142. :D

    Thanks! We're gonna do this thing!