A couple of weeks ago I went into the doctor’s office and spoke with the provider that I saw about what my goal weight should be. She thought it was absolutely criminal (literally) of me to think my ideal weight may not be written on a BMI chart.
This week, I had an appointment with my actual primary care provider. She sang a slightly different tune, and was so much easier to chat with about what I’m looking for health wise. First, let me start by saying, I was not against the BMI recommendations, I’m just feeling so great and so happy with where I am, I’m anxious to start the next part of my journey to maintain, and also wanted to be sure the numbers I was setting for myself were healthy ones for me.
After sitting down with my doctor, we determined my goal weight should be right around 150, which is close to what the BMI chart suggests (145). She outright stated she would not want to see me get below 150 with my body fat percentage already at a healthy number. That gives me 18 more pounds to shed.
My doctor also told me if I found myself hitting a plateau before that, to give her a call and she would “support me in my weight decision.” I was pretty excited after leaving the doctor that day. I’ve been working really hard towards becoming a better, healthier me and I felt like all those hours spent at the gym, away from my family, away from my kids, is all worth. I have worked hard to become the mother I wasn’t before.
I know these last 18 pounds aren’t going to fall off. Why should they? The other 94 didn’t. But at this point, my goal is in site. Losing 112 pounds seemed impossible when I started, but now, it seems inevitable.