Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Goal

I am 5'8" with a large frame and my doctor told me not to get under 215-220 or I would be too thin. My scale with the electron stuff in it that measures bone density, muscle mass, water weight and body fat agrees and says between 217 and 220. My doctor thinks that I have at least 40 lbs worth of excess skin that needs to be removed so that makes me 20 lbs away from my goal. I am in the process of getting approval for the surgery to remove the excess skin so I will adjust my final goal based on how I feel after surgery when I find out just how much skin they really remove and what size clothing I fit into. Muscle weighs more then fat so I was more focused on a size range rather then a number. I want to be healthy and curvy, not skinny and stick like.

I wanted to be a 14/16 again and had often looked at a picture of myself from when I was 14 years old and wanted to get back to that size. Well.... today I was looking at that picture again and I realized something....... I looked kinda similar now. So I found clothes in the same size as the picture, tried them on and they were snug, but they went on. I was shocked, then I took a picture and compared it to my old picture and was even more shocked. In the pic on the right I was 14 yrs old, the shirt was an XL and the shorts were a size16. Well.... this black shirt is an XL and the black shorts are a 14/16...... I have basically reached my goal once the extra skin is removed. I want to keep working on toning and shaping but the bulk of the weight loss is done now. This last 20 lbs is being stubborn, but I am not stressing about it because I want to see what is left after surgery. 
Black Shirt is today, White shirt was 14 years old.


  1. U should be so proud of urself! U look good! So glad ur apart of the group u always inspire me!

  2. Where did you get your scale and how much is it??