A long journey towards healthy weight (2nd stage) – my motivation and target
Hello my weight loss friends!
I’m back. It feels good saying that.
After 3 weeks break from my weight loss journey, I’m ready to start NHS 12 Weeks plan again!
My weight yesterday morning was 57.6kg, my start weight was 61.6kg, so exactly 4kg loss since I started beginning of this year (2 weeks maintaining stage I put on 0.5 kg). I’m now in a healthy BMI range. You might wonder: why do you want to lose more weight, why not just enter maintaining stage? What is your motivation? These are questions I asked myself and did research (As you all known, you have to be seriously motivated to go through this weight loss journey).
My story and motivation
I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my son. I wasn’t obese (about 73,74kg before I gave birth), but the fact that my dad, my aunt and one of my cousins have type 2 diabetes means I’m not blessed genetically on my father side, on my mother side, my gran has diabetes too, although she was diagnosed much later in life (in her 70’s). I was on the borderline between healthy BMI and overweight when I got pregnant, I didn’t put on that much weight when I was pregnant, but apparent it was enough to get me gestational diabetes.
Now my son’s 3, we want to try to have another child. I want to lose more weight (I’m in the heavier end of the healthy BMI range), my calculation shows if I lose another 7kg, bring my weight to 50kg something (still healthy BMI), even I get pregnant and put on about 11kg (healthy weight gain), I am just a little bit above healthy BMI for my height and age.
I’m fully aware BMI doesn’t apply to pregnant women and BMI itself as a measuring tool for healthy weight isn’t without criticism. But with my past experience and the fact that I’m still in the heavier end of BMI range, I think it still makes a lot sense for me to lose more weight, my target is 50kg by the end of 12 weeks! Wish me luck!