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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


What is it with me and proclamations?

I have *finally* (kiss of death) decided upon a goal weight.  

170 pounds.

And because you know I like lists, here is the list of why I’m settling on 170.

  1. It’s 15 pounds under my 185 “high marker” of edging out of overweight and into obese according to the BMI charts.  If I land at 170 and play with 8 pounds, I’m still well under “obese”.
  2. My doctor recommends 170 for my age.
  3. It’s probably going to be darn difficult to get lower than 170, and I’m tired of dieting.
  4. I will surpass 172, which I’m finally going to blog about 172 day after this entry.
  5. I probably have at least 5 pounds of loose skin on my arms, legs, butt, and abdomen….so my body feels like it’s metabolizing at a lower weight.  So if I get to 170 and I have skin reduction surgery, I’m probably really 160-165.  Whether I get the reduction surgery remains to be seen (will I really need it? what will my body look like in a year after maintaining? will I be able to afford it?)
  6. I can always take a break from the diet and resume again if I want to and go lower if I want to.
  7. I’m happy where I am now, it would just be fun to experience being a little bit smaller.

So there you have it.  A real goal to shoot for.  Whew!