15 months ago to the day my BMI WAS 40.1. With a weight of over 21 stone.
This morning the scales finally showed that my BMI was in the healthy range, by 1/4 lbs at 13. Stone 2 1/2lbs. just in the healthy range by a 1/2 lbs. I have also hit exactly 8 stone total loss today so I am really happy..
I remember looking at BMI when I started and my family and myself thought that the healthy BMI weight was too low and it would be impossible to achieve.
I thought it was so low that it never was a target of mine to get to.
My first real aim was to get out of the obese range and I can remember how happy I was when I got to merely overweight as obese is such a horrible word.
I still never though I would get down to the healthy BMI weight but continued my healthy eating and exercise regime setting mini targets such as the next half stone or to get into the next stone down, I.e. 15 stone something getting to the 14 stone somethings.
My next target is to get into the 12 stone somethings perhaps another 1/2 stone. Once I have got there my main target will then be to maintain and have a ceiling weight of 13 stones. Having come this far I now know this is very achievable and holds no fears.
The change to,my life has been immense. Joint problems have gone. I have dropped two lots of regular medication I was on. I am buying more modern, fitting clothes.
My fitness levels are unreal compared to how I was. I am hill walking about to buy a bike and I was someone who would not walk anywhere.
Despite how impossible the task may seem by making little targets along the way anything is achievable. I would not have believed I was capable of sticking to this but said right at the start that I intended to make it lifestyle,change and not just a diet.
I think this has really helped me to continue going on. I've seen too many people I know lose weight only to put it back on again.
Good luck to everyone starting off or on the weight loss journey. Everything is achievable with the right mindset. Eat healthy and say no to the bad stuff.