Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Could it be? Am I no longer (technically) overweight?
Gym yesterday went well, but I stopped myself before I was exhausted, so it was a relatively light exercise. I did an hour of cardio (but I didn't run the 4 miles like I usually do. I did 1.5 miles and then did something else for 30 minutes, then did a ten minute mile at the end), and then I did ab exercises for about 30 minutes. So an hour and a half total. Which for me isn't super light, but it's still not what I consider a day well spent.
I was 127 before I started working out. I kept hydrated like proper, and when I got home, I was at 125.4. I had a bowl of cereal to get the carbs and protein needed, and managed to top off the day at only 600 calories (200 less than I normally do) and right before bed, I was at 125.8. I was convinced I'd be at 126 when I woke up.
ONE TWENTYFIVE POINT FUCKING TWO.
MY SCALE said I was at 24.9 BMI. I think I fell over. Because my calculator I normally use has me as overweight until I'm 123.4 or something. So I ran and grabbed my textbook and got the formula (weight in lb's * 703, divided by height in inches squared....so
lbs x 703/height * height)
and came out to the same.
High end of normal weight.
I checked the calculator on line that I normally use, and realized the problem!
I'm 4'11 and 3/4's. That one doesn't count the .75 of an inch, just a straight 4'11! I AM IN THE NORMAL WEIGHT RANGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!
I have now lost 71.8 pounds. I feel like I need to capslock the 71.8, but you can't caps numbers, so I'll bold it.
I have 22.2 left until my goal.
And those are going to be HARD to lose.
BUT OH MY GOD.
I AM NORMAL WEIGHT!
YES I'm still fat, and my arms are hideous, and I wouldn't wear shorts or skirts without a decent pair of leggings on unless being offered a good sum of money (in the range of like...a million or something) but HOLY SHIT. That was one landmark I wanted to get past so bad, AND I DID!
It's always AWESOME to meet a major goal, and that was a HUGE ONE for me! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!