Operation Skinny Jeans: My Ultimate Goal Weight

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Ultimate Goal Weight

This morning, one of my favorite fitness ladies Fit MamaZ posted this to her facebook.

 
And I completely agree with her.
 
I get asked all the time what my ultimate goal weight is. And I used to have an answer. 142.5. 142.5 would be half of my starting weight, 285. I like the idea of being half of my weight, but it is such an abstract concept at this point in time. I am still 100lbs away from that. That is scary to think about. So I have stopped.
 
I don't know about you, but this whole actively losing weight thing can get overwhelming. It's hard, and it really does consume your life. Sometimes I can get caught up in the "how far I have to go" rather than the "how far I have come" and I get off track.
 
Which is why I stopped having an "ultimate goal weight". I do, instead, have an "ultimate goal FEELING". I want to be happy and healthy. I want to be able to play with my kids (when I have them) and run up and down stairs without wanting to die. I want to look good and FEEL good in cute, fashionable clothing in a single digit size. I want to run a whole 5K without stopping. Then a 10K, then a Half, and maybe even a whole Marathon. I want to walk around on high heels for a whole day without my knees or feet killing me.
 
These things are way more important to me than a number on a scale.
 
So now when someone asks me "what is your ultimate goal weight?" I can tell them I don't have one. And that is okay.
 
What's your ultimate goal?


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11 comments :

  1. i feel the same way! i don't go by the scale--i don't even have one--but i have some clothes i love that i've grown out of. that's usually how i measure myself. i'm working hard to fit into to shirts right now, which ironically are the same size as my other shirts, and then after that i've got some jeans from last year i want to wear again.

    good luck! keep going!

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  2. This is amazing. YOU are amazing!!! I definitely aspire to do the same things and feel that way instead of a number on the scale!

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  3. I really like this - I think we are all guilty of being a slave to the scale at some point or other I know I have been this week as I have actually gained weight despite busting my butt at extra bootcamp training :( But do you know what I am stronger and I feel so much better so surely that's more important than a number on the scale I know the weight will come off and I will ultimately reach what I would like to weigh but if I get happy along the way then that's so much more important than any number!

    x

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  4. I agree with you whole heartedly about not getting caught up on a number! People's bodies look different at the same number. it's about how you FEEL and how your clothes look on your sexy body!

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  5. I try not to go by the scale, but unfortunately the Dr's do. I'd like to be around 140, which is still above my "ideal" body weight, but it's definitely a lot closer than I am right now! :) I'm going for health, and I hope my Dr. sees that too!

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  6. I love this! Believe me, I know how easy it is to get caught up by what the scale says, but I've learned that being happy and healthy and making a commitment to LIVE happy and healthy is way more important than dropping weight super fast or getting to a specific number. It took me awhile to really learn that, and I still have my moments when I see that I've gained a pound and feel sad, but I'm working on it!!

    www.chrissylilly.blogspot.com
    x

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  7. I completely agree with this! Trying to get the scale down to a specific number is too stressful and overwhelming. It's all about how you feel!

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  8. I keep the scale around to make sure my weight isn't creeping up, but I don't worry about a goal. Focus on how strong you are, how energetic you feel.

    (Keep in mind that most people can't wear high heels all day without hurting their feet and joints! They're bad for everyone!)

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  9. This is so inspiring!! I find it's all too easy to get fixated on a number... but that's not the way to do it!!

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  10. I love this Jess and I couldn't agree more! Constantly being on the weight loss train is sometimes draining, overwhelming and can become extremly unhealthy {I know that first hand!} Being happy with who you are is way more important than a number on the scale.

    Thanks for this post. I needed to be reminded of this today.

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  11. It was so nice to read this! I have stopped trying to set a goal of a weight goal (even if it is just three pounds)because it was so discouraging! My goal is to be able to get up off the cough without it being such a struggle. No grunting and heaving forward just to get up.

    Thanks again for the post and the motivation!

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