I’m overweight! Woohoo!

According to the BMI charts, I am no longer “obese” just good ole garden variety “overweight”.  I am 23 pounds away from being in the “healthy” range, which would put me at 146 pounds.  If I wanted to be smack dab in the middle of the healthy weight range, I would have to weigh 130.  I weighed 130 about 14 years ago, just before I met my husband.  Getting to that weight seems almost impossible – like winning the lottery or something.  But, 146?  I could totally do that.  Shoot I might get ambitious and go for 145!!  I know, I know, I’m an overachiever.  If you want to calculate your BMI you can just Google BMI calculators and a whole slew of calculators will be there for your choosing. 


I don’t really put much stock in the BMI charts – it’s just one more way to measure my progress, like my scale and tape measure.  I think it’s helpful, but it’s not the gospel.  If I went by how I feel – physically and emotionally, and by how my clothes fit, I would say I already weigh 130.  I feel thin.  I know that realistically, I still have a long way to go, but I feel thin. I like that feeling – a lot.


A funny thing happened after my uber-walk on the treadmill last night.  My husband was sitting at the computer playing Yahoo Dominoes (his current obsession) and asked how my work out went.  As I walked by, I told him “good” and he playfully grabbed my tush.  Then he exclaimed “Wow!  It IS getting smaller!!”  I said “really?” and then I grabbed my own tush and gave it a squeeze.  He was right.  It is definitely losing mass.  Hallelujah! 


7 thoughts on “I’m overweight! Woohoo!

  1. That is so great, Jill! It’s really amazing how, when you feel thin, you work harder to stay thin & get thinner. I know what you mean about being “just” overweight. I was so glad when I got out of the obese category. I have a love/hate thing with BMI, too. I won’t be a normal BMI until I weigh 149. Mentally, that’s my next big milestone, although I’m sure I won’t look or feel that much different from where I am now (which is overweight, according to BMI).

    Keep up the awesome work!

  2. I don’t really put much stock into the BMI charts but I have to say when I crossed the threshold from obese to overweight I was pretty darn happy. Nice the hubby is noticing! hubba hubba!

  3. You are doing awesome. Especially with cooking new healthy SB’y recipes. And how wonderful you are at that “noticeable” stage. Enjoy and let it motivate you more.

    I would rather go take a shower right now, but after reading your post, I think I will go walk on treadmill (headache and all). I remember when I lost 30 lbs. and the hubby gave me a second look when I walked by.

    I think I have to be around 170 to be in the overweight arena. When I see how good people like Laura look at 150 pounds, I think that is doable.

  4. Congratulations! It is fun to feel thin. I get to look thin in my mirror – it takes off about 10 lbs. ‘Course I’m always surprised when my bathroom scales bring me back down to earth.

    Speaking of scales – when I got a new, higher quality set, I confirmed what I had learned, but denied, from results in the doctor’s office. (“It must be my shoes are too heavy.” *Takes off shoes.* “Hmmm, these slacks and blouse must be heavy, too.” *While contemplating outcome of removing the offending pieces of clothing, gets called to exam room.*) The cheap scales read about 10 lbs lighter than I actually was. Boohoo!

    You are SOOOO right about the treadmill – it seems almost impossible to lose without doing some kind of serious motion.

    Your humor and determination are truly inspiring.

  5. WOW! Congrats on being overweight!!!! That is my newest goal too..to no longer be obese on the ol BMI charts! Things seem to be going well in your world..I must catch up!YAY for you!

  6. Woo Hoo, Jill! I am so happy for you! All you guys doing so well has really put me in the mode of ramping up my exercise and being really vigilant about what I eat–THANKS!

    I forgot to put it on Laura N’s blog, but your comment was so funny it scared my dogs (because I laughed so loud!)

    Can I ask a bloggy question? Sometimes when I leave a comment using that Name/URL place it doesn’t highlight my name and link to my blog? What am I doing wrong?

  7. Congrats! I can’t wait to have that feeling.

    I remember when I lost a bunch of weight “on Jenny” – I was still 20 pounds from my goal weight but I felt thin already.

    You are such an inspiration!

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