Friday, April 1, 2011

Weigh In, NSVs and BMI

Didn't get my bugg uploaded this morning.  Had a good visit with my mom last night. I agonize over getting together with her and then always question why I agonize so much afterwards. Had the sushi and sashimi for my entree. Helped her with her computer then headed home. Did not do any activity to speak of.

So as I mentioned yesterday, I was going to log my weight regardless of what it is and it was 259. I am okay with that because I saw 265 earlier this week so I know that my recent activity and healthy eating are making a difference. Weighing daily seems to be working for me lately too. I just need to keep up the momentum and it should pay off.

When the scale is not budging for you there are other ways you can check your progress:

Measurements: The standard areas to measure are neck, upper arms, chest, waist, hips and thighs.  With the bodybugg they have you track Neck, chest, upper arms, forearms, waist, hip, thigh and calf. It is almost impossible to do this by yourself so you may want to enlist someone to help you.

Non-Scale Victories (NSV): NSVs are ways that your weight loss and healthy lifestyle are affecting your day to day life. For example, looser clothing, rings fitting, more comfortable on planes, compliments from strangers etc. I find it helpful to keep a list of these NSVs and when I get discouraged I pull it out as a reminder of what life "used" to be like.

BMI: Your Body Mass Index. With my 60 lb. weight loss I have reduced my BMI by 10 points. In order for me to be in the normal range, I need to get down to 140 lbs. at 5'3". A healthy BMI for adults is between 19 and 26. A BMI of 27 to 30 is considered overweight. Obesity is classified as a BMI of 30 or above. If your BMI is in the overweight or obese range, you are at greater than average risk for conditions such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

No big plans for the weekend. It is supposed to be in the 70s so I want to make sure I am active and get out and enjoy the sunshine. Hope you all have a fab weekend whatever you do! Until next time...

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  1. Enjoy your weekend in sunny California! :)

  2. Enjoy your weather! We may hit 50 tomorrow!

    Katie, why can't we just be taller - but you are taller than me - I am only 5.2" and at 166 pounds am still considered obese - oh well, we'll keep moving!

  3. It'll pay off. You'll be fine. :)

    I heart NSVs. Best things!


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